Retail & Consumer Products

Procurement Manager – Raw Materials/Ingredients

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Procurement Manager- Raw Mats./Ingredients

Greater Manchester

Leading Food Business

Competitive Basic + Package (car allowance/bonus,phc,pens).

Are you an ambitious proven procurement leader, looking to join a procurement function and take ownership of a strategic area of spend? Do you want to work for a business experiencing significant growth and secure a role seen as the organisation’s succession plan for their current Head of Procurement.

This growing Food Business, which takes pride in delivering a number of household brands to all of the major retailers as well as internationally, is currently in the market for a Procurement Manager – Raw Mats./Ingredients. This role will take responsibility for their ingredients category, focussing on developing both UK and global supply. Key to the success of the position will be the ability to taking increasing autonomy of this spend for the business and driving procurement strategies to identify new suppliers, develop cost-reduction initiatives and mitigate risk from a supply perspective. This position will also manage a team of 3 direct reports and a number of dotted reports globally.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the development and implementation of the execution plans for raw materials/ingredients from both UK and International markets
Help to ensure the business gets the best value from purchasing spend
Manage the delivery of departmental KPI’s and key SIR initiatives for the Raw Materials Procurement team
Building the capability of the Raw Materials procurement team at an overall and individual level
Procurement budget planning and periodic purchase price re. forecasting
Monitoring of market trends and provision of appropriate ‘intelligence’ to management
Manage the network of key supplier relationships externally
Development of actions plans to offset price increases and deliver value for the business
Supplier identification and establishment of back up ingredients suppliers to mitigate risk and also for new product raw material requirements
Effectively represent the procurement function internally with key stakeholders, including commercial, operations, finance, marketing and NPD
Experience Required:

Proven track record in category management, ideally within an FMCG business and preferably food/beverage productions
CIPS/ MCIPS qualified
Excellent negotiation skills
Team player
Able to work on own initiative
Tenacious
Persuasive
Good IT and systems skills
Achievement of real, net cost savings
Strong supplier management skills
Winning new business based on innovative and cost-effective product sourcing
Effectiveness of supplier assessments – for both new and existing suppliers
Ability to lead and develop a team strategy, including training of procurement profiles early in their career
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This assignment is retained on behalf of the client, so any 3rd party CV’s will be forwarded directly to the AMA Group.

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