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Commodity Buyer

Posted 22 February by People First Easy Apply Ended

Your New Job Title: Commodity Buyer

Your New Salary: up to £ 149 PAYE or £ 194 LTDco (equivalent to up to £ 38.968K per annum)

Status: Long term assignment until February 2019

Location: West London

Job reference number: 65514

Who you'll be working for:
Our Client is a global FMCG who is looking for a Commodity Buyer to manage the primary site de-risking project, You will create, execute and manage relatively simple sourcing and supply strategies that deliver, business requirements across assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation. You will support more complex strategy creation, execution and management at regional level, where required, under the supervision and direction of global commodity leaders and managers.

What you'll be doing each day:

  • Utilizing the companies Procurement policies, procedures, processes, systems and methodologies;
  • Engaging and building strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners in the company;
  • Understanding the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and positioning the Procurement value proposition;
  • Delivering the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through execution of global sourcing strategies;
  • Identifying and delivering business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation;
  • Ensuring financial benefit delivered is recognized by affected stakeholder communities and Finance groups to allow benefit capture and transparent decision making on how benefits are allocated by the business units, in line with the Spend Management Framework;
  • Leading, developing and managing the supply base, globally, for the in scope spend categories;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and key suppliers;
  • Driving sustainable value for the company from key supplier relationships;
  • Execute global sourcing strategies for multiple spend categories in scope of responsibility, operating with a truly global mindset and ensuring all applicable regional dimensions are accommodated;
  • Have a clear understanding of how global strategies affect local markets and build an education & communication process for regional Procurement leads and business units;
  • Be the local expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility;
  • Ensure financial benefits are managed in accordance with the Spend Management Framework approach, ensuring business unit and Finance agreement to financial value delivered and transparency on treatment of benefits in the budgeting process;
  • Create and deliver effective budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework;
  • Build strategic relationships with local stakeholders, to understand business requirements, identify opportunities to create value and to position Procurement’s value proposition. Align sourcing strategies accordingly;
  • Influence key stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development, endorse recommended strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted;
  • Execute and manage effective contracts with suppliers that will allow the company to maximize opportunity globally;
  • Ensure global views on supplier negotiations are taken;
  • Manage the local supply base for the categories within scope through a robust performance management process. Ensure supplier performance is understood and measured;
  • Ensure suitable processes and communication links exist between above country supplier organization structures and local & regional networks to ensure effective process and communication cascade through supplier and company network and geographies;
  • Transform the supply chain to release value and make the company more responsive to business and customer needs - for example in cost control, complexity reduction, simplification, best practice procurement and use of KPIs;
  • Identify and manage significant risks in the supply chain;
  • Ensure appropriate mitigation plans are in place and in use and that the risks are communicated appropriately.

The skills you need to succeed:

  • Previous Purchasing experience within a FMCG/Pharma experience would be advantageous;
  • Strong influencing skills and stakeholder management;
  • Strong Research and analytical skills;
  • Have the ability to develop sophisticated commercial procurement strategies that align with the business’s needs;
  • A strong understanding of business and financial analysis will facilitate success;
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing categories is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing strategy and managing across multiple geographies and business units;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing global/regional projects.

We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

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Required skills

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Commodity
  • Purchasing
  • Raw Materials
  • Buyer

Reference: 34356571

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