Senior Procurement Manager - Logistics / Procurement Transformation

11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
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Senior Procurement Manager - Logistics / Procurement Transformation / Supplier Relationship Management / Development / Implementation / Sourcing Strategies / Category Management / Manufacturing / FMCG / Production
Warwick with travel (1-2 days a week at Warwick with the flexibility)

Our client are the UK's leading food solutions business, supplying all major food retailers, wholesalers and foodservice companies with a wide range of quality products. They provide consumers with a comprehensive range of products in four key mega-categories - fresh meat & sausage, bacon & gammon, cooked meat, and convenience & snacking. Their farm-to-fork operation is unique in the industry, while their strategic framework puts customers, product, efficiency and people at the heart of everything they do, all with a view to growing responsibly. As part of the largest pork provider in Europe and the biggest exporter of pork in the world, our client are well-placed to deliver their ambitious plans for sustainable growth. If you have an appetite for more, this could be the role for you.

They currently have a new opportunity for a Senior Procurement Manager - logistics within the Non Meat Procurement team, reporting to the Head of Procurement, within the centralised Group Procurement team, which embarked on a Business-wide Procurement transformation programme in 2017.

You will be be responsible for the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and best practice across all distribution, storage and related equipment categories for the UK Business Unit. The role forms part of, and closely aligns with the newly created Group Procurement function, headquartered in Denmark, which operates a matrix 'lead-buyer' structure. Initial focus will be on driving rapid EBIT improvement in line with an already partly developed project pipeline. The role will support the UK Supply Chain Director and his team in all commercial aspects and be a central part of the expected network optimisation project, commencing Q4 2017. Development of a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programme with strategic suppliers will be a major component of the role from 2018 onwards.

The key responsibilities of the role will be to develop and deliver sourcing strategies for distribution related spend categories, development of a supplier performance review programme and Development of a SRM programme. Working closely with the supply chain stakeholders to deliver already identified and new cost reduction projects that will contribute to EBIT improvement for FY1718 and beyond.

Further to this you will Lead/facilitate cross-functional sourcing teams to ensure continued engagement of all stakeholders and identification of further cost saving initiatives, as well as maximising spend under contract for all critical, strategic and preferred suppliers. Your Stakeholder relationship building and need to drive contract compliance are key within this role.

Their ideal candidate will have strong category management experience, experience of managing change / embedding new processes and excellent project management skills. They'd like you to hold a degree or relevant experience, a relevant business or purchasing qualification (CIPS) and ideally you'll have experience at a similar level in a frozen multi-site manufacturing environment. You must have first-hand experience of at least one distribution outsourcing project, experience of SRM / joint cost reduction programmes and hold proficient IT skills.

Due to the nature of the role a full UK driving licence is required, along with flexibility towards travelling.

What Our Client Offer:

As an international organisation, they pride themselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. They care about their people and offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, pension and life assurance for all employees. On top of that, they offer a Reward Scheme where you can claim hundreds of discounts and an equipped for life scheme!
If you are as serious about food as they are and ready to help them make a difference, they would like to hear from you