Supply Chain Purchasing Manager
OSI is a global supplier of custom food products to foodservice and major retail partners. One of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with more than 65 facilities and 20,000 employees across 17 countries.
The European business operates 24 production facilities in 8 countries with its EU HQ and shared service centre in Augsburg, Germany. OSI Europe is a diverse company that employs over 2800 people and has a turnover in excess of EUR 1.5 billion.
Responsibility and ownership for the assured supply of protein raw material to OSI operations in the UK, from the UK & ROI supply base
Develop, implement and maintain a Strategic Sourcing Strategy that delivers cost competitiveness and consistent price predictability, for key UK client.
Provide leading market expertise and insight in the form of regular market reports & presentations for both internal and external use.
Face to Face interaction with key demonstrating OSI expertise and value to key client.
Medium to long-term planning & purchasing of raw material for OSI UK manufacturing plants.
Responsibility for raw material budget, market reports, forecasting, KPI´s and stock control.
Develop and implement cost saving initiatives that deliver measurable value to OSI and key client.
Work alongside OSI’s JV capabilities to create ‘Best in Class’ supplier to our UK client base.
Ensure cross functional communication to SC Managers, Directors and internal/external teams, both in the UK and OSI EU office.
Implement current purchasing resources and processes such as tendering and use of collaboration projects with key suppliers, to negotiate and secure competitive prices of raw materials with current suppliers.
Continuous monitoring of raw material markets to observe market developments.
Manage customer expectations of market trends that impact raw material availability and pricing.
Collaborative working with other departments to develop a streamlined supply chain for regional manufacturing that optimizes current processes ranging from purchasing raw material, quality control, logistics, planning and supply to client.
University degree in Food Science, FMCG or Agriculture would be beneficial
3 - 5 years minimum experience within a purchasing, procurement or commercial assignment
Experience within the meat or poultry category is a must
Excellent communication analytical and negotiation skills.
Entrepreneurial and hands-on mind set.
Experience in the preparation of pricing documents and using financial tools
MS-Office skills and excellent presentation techniques
Articulate and confident
All third party CV’s will be forwarded to Mackenzie Jones for consideration