Senior Buyer - Packaging/Copack
A global FMCG Food business seeking to recruit a Senior Buyer focused on their packaging and co pack categories.
Responsibility of setting and reaching challenging cost reduction targets across the team and their direct reports.
Develop and lead team, nurturing talent and use performance management where appropriate to uplift individual / team performance.
Developing and executing procurement category strategies for Core Category using 7-step Strategic Sourcing process delivering value across quality, service, risk, innovation and cost, with a spend responsibly of €60M to €80m.
Sourcing from European & Global markets as appropriate for current and NPD products and provide market knowledge and insight for responsible categories and countries.
Develop and grow the scope and influence of Procurement beyond its current boundaries working with other functions and marketing units to aggregate spend and deliver savings and efficiencies.
Develop the reputation of Procurement within the organisation through adopting a professional best practice approach
Benchmark current ways of working and leverage best practice from the 'outside in' to drive a programme of sustainable savings / supplier rationalisation / category management / support Growth (NPD)
Develop cost out sourcing projects to support annual procurement targets, utilising e-sourcing and other negotiation tools to drive positive Total Price Variances (TPV) / Purchasing Price Variance (PPV) to plans
Ensure alignment with other category lead buyers, working collaboratively in order to drive scale
Experience of managing complex supply chains within FMCG.
+5 years’ experience in a procurement function with a spend of c.€60m
Global or European sourcing experience
Proven delivery of tangible benefits in quality, service, innovation and cost savings.
Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of market fundamentals and supply base.
Demonstrates an awareness and of value chains & cost drivers
NPD sourcing / Value engineering cost-out initiatives
Ideally CIPs qualified or working towards qualification.
Languages- any of the following would be beneficial (Swedish, Norwegian, Italian & German, French)
Minimum Degree/ CIPS or equivalent