A newly created role at an exciting time of growth for a well established food business.
This is an exciting new role within a well-established food business going through a planned period of growth. They have a strong heritage and are now actively growing a key branded part of their business. They are now looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join a newly formed team to help facilitate this growth. You will be responsible for all buying around existing products and to enable to brand to grow you will manage existing supplier relationships and build a co manufacturing supply base to facilitate the ongoing NPD pipeline to support the growth of the brand.
Reporting initially into the Procurement Director you develop and implement long term strategic plans to support this growth whilst managing and maintaining the strategic supplier relationships for ingredients and raw materials. Excellent relationship skills are essential as you will drive value within the current supply base, ensuring competitive advantage whilst proactively build a co manufacturing supply base to support this growth.
Candidates will need to be educated to degree level and have significant experience at senior buyer level within the food industry buying ingredients. A proven track record of strategic supplier management and working with third party manufacturers is essential as is proven strong decision making skills. Your relationship skills will be first class and you will be used to dealing at Managing Director level. European travel is essential in this role and fluency in French, Spanish or Italian would be a real advantage.
This is a great opportunity to really drive the strategic sourcing agenda for a high quality brand currently experiencing rapid growth. To apply send your details through to me today.
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