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Regional Transport And Logistics Category Buyer

Posted 2 February by McCormick Ended

Due to our constant growth we are currently looking for a Regional Transport and Logistics Category Buyer to join our business. Our EMEA headquarters are in Haddenham, UK. Do you have experience in indirect procurement? Do you find yourself well in a fast paced, international work environment? If so, you might be the person we are looking for! Our growth starts with yours.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working across the local, regional and global procurement team and stakeholders to lead sourcing and contract management activities to drive value for the business.
  • Mapping spend, vendors through rigorous data analytics
  • Undertaking full strategic sourcing process in addition to benchmarking
  • Implementation of contracts and SLA’s including establishing a review schedule
  • Constantly looking for Innovative ways of working, improvement of processes & systems
  • Developing functional competencies via McCormick learning tools
  • Identify synergies with EMEA and Global Markets
  • Establishing authentic relationship with stakeholders become trusted business partner
  • Identify and report on Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance
  • Increasing contract coverage to best in class
  • Key influencer over P2P compliance improvement

Candidate Profile:

  • Master’s Degree, ideally in procurement or business related topics, or evidence of significant business projects and work experience undertaken.
  • Excellent English skill, ability to speak French or Polish will be asset.
  • Previous experience in purchasing, including working in the indirect category is a must. Preferably transport sourcing background.
  • Proficient SAP user.
  • Able to be responsible for own budget and tasks.
  • Able to demonstrable experience and results managing complex projects.
  • Evidence of a strategic approach, with good communication skills, and a desire to expand capabilities and take on more challenges.
  • Understands strategic Category Management and is able to apply it to a complex, regional category.
  • Is able to work with a diverse and challenging stakeholder group to bring value through a combined local/regional/global procurement approach
  • Highly capable at understanding stakeholder needs and influencing them to create breakthrough value

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.

Required skills

  • Benchmarking
  • Cost Reduction
  • Negotiation
  • Purchasing
  • SAP system

Reference: 34382988

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