Assistant Purchasing Manager (Produce)
Salary : Competitive
Our global client currently have a new role to assist the Produce Purchasing Managers in the delivery of the strategic purchasing goals across Europe.
You will assist in the delivery of agreed projects and deals across the range of produce in line with agreed global and local strategies.
The ideal candidate will have experience in a food or beverage company, preferably within a purchasing and supply chain environment.
The role will involve working with European suppliers. Any additional language skills would be highly beneficial, German, Dutch French and Spanish are of particular interest but not essential.
Principal responsibilities :
Supplier cost and market data analysis to support category management and negotiation activities
Ensuring compliance to purchasing process on products, pricing and contract management
Working to bring last remaining areas of unmanaged spend under control
Developing and maintaining category specific databases and tracking tools
Take a lead on ensuring accuracy and timely update of product pricing and other master data
Qualifications, skills and knowledge :
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant purchasing qualifications desirable but not mandatory
Experience working in a food or beverage (or equivalent) purchasing role
Good stakeholder management and communication skills
Experience of international and cross-cultural working an advantage
Strong analytical, commercial and negotiation skills
Experience working in a service-oriented organization with demanding customers