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Procurement Manager – Raw Materials

  • Permanent

Procurement Manager – Raw Materials
Role overview
The role is responsible for execution of strategies and buying activities in specific portfolio.
This role is to implement and continually improve Procurement strategies, tools and techniques in order to maximise the company’s results such as top and bottom line growth and net working capital reduction.
Buying activities including tendering portfolio, negotiations with suppliers and recommendation of business allocation.
Accountable for PPV and other financial measures (Squeeze, NWC) generated by indicated portfolio within geographical responsibility.
The role will work in partnership with a highly successful and dynamic business and shape the Procurement strategy of a group of raw materials with close involvement with the Supply function, Regulatory, Research & Development, Finance and Marketing.
Key challenges
Delivery of sustainable results in highly volatile feed stock markets and cyclical chemical as well as in specialist categories that can be impacted by patent limitations.
Proper usage of Local/Regional leverage and sourcing, maximising regional results while keeping a good balance and distribution of results among the factories.
Management of diversity of objectives between countries and factories in order to properly shape the optimum supplier base.
Managing remotely the spend in factories and build effective relationship with local Supply organisations.
Maintaining knowledge of market and informing senior management of upcoming issues.
Management of the complexity and good judgement of the right level of involvement with global/central buyers in troubleshooting.
5 years’ experience as Senior Buyer or Procurement Manager, in a multi-country environment.
Commodity (Raws, Pack, etc) and Chemistry experience.
Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience of working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure most of the time.
High level negotiation, influencing at mid to senior level and communication skills.

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