Role details

Strategic Procurement Manager

Kent   •   £60,000 - £75,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Rapidly expanding FMCG business require a Strategic Procurement Manager
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing and th ability to speak Spanish is key!

About Our Client

FMCG business based in Kent that has doubled its turnover in the past 10 years.

Job Description

  • Creates and implements supplier strategies that deliver quality and delivery assurance based on anticipated volumes for our customer whilst minimising waste and maximising profit.
  • Researches, analyses and investigates the national and international operating markets and competitor pricing strategies to ensure the business remains competitive
  • Leads and collaborates with other areas of the business to deliver initiatives and opportunities so as to maintain competitive advantage and create efficiency's through the supply chain e.g. packaging formats and production efficiency.
  • Participates in projects to provide expertise, advice and commercial input as required in order to support the achievement of Procurement Excellence strategy.
  • Owns procurement excellence element of reviews; creates and presents area of responsibility and delivers on detailed actions arising from the review; ensures methodical communication is maintained to all stakeholders.
  • Negotiates and agrees weekly suppliers that are aligned to delivering department budget. Verifies stock levels and availability at source to plan and forecast volumes required to ensure sufficient stock is procured to fulfil orders and to avoid excess resulting in shelf-life wastage.
  • Manages and ensures compliance with procurement processes and that systems are maintained.
  • Maintains an effective claims process to reduce the business's financial liability
  • Provides accurate costing information to support the profit forecasting system to deliver product and grower margins against budget.
  • Manages and owns the process of reviews Assists in the management of supplier product packaging at source, in order to remain compliant with customer quality and display guidelines to maintain ongoing service levels

The Successful Applicant

  • Values driven and ethical leader, who understands and can work at a strategic level.
  • Experience in a senior procurement/buyer management role, able to achieve high levels of performance through people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; time management; self-motivation and organisation are also essential qualities.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, the ability to plan strategically.
  • Attention to detail, delivering high quality work to deadlines under time pressure.
  • Able to carry out detailed analysis and present recommendations in a way that is easily understood throughout the business.
  • Looking to innovate, effect and respond to change.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes including Excel, Power Point, MS Word. The ability to construct professional PowerPoint presentations, MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Proven capability to set-up and manage projects.

What's on Offer

£60,000 to £75,000 plus package

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