Senior Buyer FTC - Ingredients
Pod Talent
Middlesex, GB
39d ago

Job Description

Sector : FMCG Location : Middlesex, UK Position : FTC Senior Buyer- Ingredients / Commodities (1 year) Salary level : Up to £40k + Car and Benefits A global market leader in the Food FMCG sector is looking for an experienced ingredients buyer to join their regional procurement team on a 12 Month FTC.

This ambitious buyer will be immediately take ownership of an ingredients category and implement the initiatives of the global procurement team in a regional remit across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

This role requires entrepreneurial spirit, strong stakeholder engagement and hands-on procurement skills. The ideal candidate must be forward-

thinking and supportive of business change and procurement transformation and recognise that this is a great opportunity to build your profile in a global business. Responsibilities

  • Manage Financial Reporting, Operational Planning and end to end procurement for your category (such as Flavours, Chemicals etc)
  • Converting the Regional category strategy to a sourcing and action plan, executing contract management across your category remit
  • Manage a spend of c.£12-15m and a supply base across the UK & Europe
  • Drive and deliver cost savings projects for the region, unlock value through expert analysis and strategy development
  • Work in collaboration with Global Procurement team and Regional Manufacturing teams and those based on site.
  • 10-20% Travel to Suppliers and Manufacturing sites within the UK Requirements
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Procurement / Purchasing (Food ingredients or commodities essential)
  • Industry experience in FMCG, Retail or Food Service sector- understanding of working in a complex environment
  • Strong experience managing categories across a region and / or multiple geographies
  • Degree educated (Masters’ Degree advantageous) or relevant professional experience, CIPS advantageous
  • Strategic category experience (strategy to execution) essential
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Independent right to live and work in the UK My client is looking to interview before the end of June and have the successful candidate in situ by July 2018.
  • If you feel that you suit these requirements please send your CV to lauren.stacey or get in touch at the Pod Talent office on +44(0)203 627 2420.

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