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Interim Contract Manufacturing Sourcing - FMCG - Bedfordshire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£400 - £500 per day + expenses
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Excellent opportunity to work for an innovative, entrepreneurial, fast growing plant based global business.

My client is looking for an experienced Interim to support the business on a 3-6 month project to help them source new manufacturers for their new products.

What you'll be doing:
  • Desktop and in-person research to find and evaluate possible manufacturing partners suitable for the business's future needs and growth
  • Establish clear criteria for suitability - size, scale, allergen management, geographical location etc
  • Creating a database of suppliers suitable for future needs
  • Evaluating existing products and innovation pipeline against this database
  • Rank suppliers in terms of suitability for the businesses needs
  • Making recommendations for best-fit partners based on the company's needs
  • Establishing a cost-base for comparison
  • Identify and shortlist tradeshows for future attendance
  • Initiating strong relationships where appropriate, on behalf of the business
  • Working closely with NPD and Innovation to understand their future requirements

What we're looking for
  • Proven experience delivering defined short-term projects
  • Bags of experience in the global outsourced food and beverage manufacturing world - specifically in the UK, EU and USA
  • A self-starter who'll understand what's needed and can work independently
  • Great communication and relationship building skills
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to synthesise information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to form great working relationships at all levels of a business, both internal and external
  • The ability to represent the business externally
  • A whizz on Excel and Google sheets
  • Highly numerate and structured
  • Fantastic attention to detail

Get in touch to find out more

Ref NCM896060


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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