Senior Procurement Manager - Logistics

TULIP Limited
17 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Title: Senior Procurement Manager - Logistics

Site: Warwick (with travel)

GBP Competitive

We know about food!

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

We 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 (Tulip Ltd). 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 are:

- Develop and deliver sourcing strategies for distribution related spend categories across the UK Business Unit, consisting of 17 manufacturing sites
- Work closely with supply chain stakeholders to deliver already identified and new cost reduction projects that will contribute to EBIT improvement for FY1718 and beyond
- Lead/facilitate cross-functional sourcing teams to ensure continued engagement of all stakeholders and identification of further cost saving initiatives
- Development of a supplier performance review programme
- Development of a SRM programme
- Ensure alignment with, and support Group Procurement strategy
- Be a point of contact and subject matter expert in the sourcing of distribution related spend categories
- Ensure Divisional business requirements are clearly understood and cost reduction opportunities are aligned with them
- Maximise spend under contract for all critical, strategic and preferred suppliers, incorporating service level agreements and continuous improvement targets
- Ensure Programme Management Office (PMO) reporting requirements are fully supported
- Be an 'ambassador' for Procurement within the Business

Essential Criteria

- Your Stakeholder relationship building and need to drive contract compliance are key
- Recent experience at a similar level in a frozen multi-site manufacturing environment
- Must have first-hand experience of at least one distribution outsourcing project
- Strong category management experience
- Experience of managing change and embedding new processes across fragmented multi-site operations
- Experience of SRM and joint cost reduction programmes
- Excellent project management and organisational skills
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally with accomplished presentation skills
- Highly proficient in Excel with good analytical skills
- A relevant business or purchasing qualification (CIPS)
- Degree or relevant experience
- UK clean driving licence
- Able to spend 1-2 days a week at Warwick with the flexibility of travelling to other sites and suppliers as required

What We Offer

As an international organisation, we pride ourselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. We care about our people and offer an excellent package including:

- Competitive salaries

- Pension and life assurance for all our employees

- Tulip Reward Scheme where you can claim hundreds of discounts

- Equipped for life programme including mini health MOT's, cycle to work scheme and more!

If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you. Please apply today and complete the short application form to submit your application!