Procurement Category Manager

Permanent / Full Time|
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Real Pet Food Company has built a reputation for the freshest products you can find. Disrupting the market, we are serving real, locally sourced and made pet food - wet, dry, fresh, chilled and treats. No one knows pets quite the way we do.
We are a fast-growing, innovative FMCG Manufacturer with strong ethics and a love for keeping it real. Our success comes from having a great team of people behind some pet favourites with brands such as Billy & Margot, Farmers Market, Ivory Coat & Nature’s Gift!

This is where you come in:
In this newly created role, you will be responsible for developing, validating, communicating and implementing raw material specific sourcing strategies that provide a competitive advantage and deliver the highest overall benefit to business results.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure procurement ownership of responsible sourcing activities through commercial discussions and ensuring strategic sourcing is performed for the entire Raw Material category.
  • Lead and develop global Responsible Sourcing Strategy including implementation and execution across key pillars.
  • Continual assessment of the category to enhance understanding of market dynamics.
  • Ensure compliance and governance to the alignment of business and Procurement priorities.
  • Drive structured quarter business reviews (QBRs) with key Raw Material suppliers and business stakeholders to assess and measure supplier performance and compliance.
  • Develop, implement and continually reassess risk management strategies to ensure security of supply for the category.
  • Work closely with the factory R&D to identify opportunities to optimise the supply of raw materials to the business.
About you:
  • Excellent stakeholder management, dealing with multiple stakeholders and handling competing priorities with demonstrated ability to successfully lead cross-functional projects.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • The ability to influence, manage and challenge ideas and existing business processes.
  • Experience implementing systems &/or process changes and training.
  • Technical Raw Materials experience.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Good understanding of legal systems, processes and supply agreements.
  • Demonstrated successful use of TCO analysis, risk management, responsible sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).
  • Strong understanding of the value chain in an FMCG or manufacturing environment, plan, source, make, deliver.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Strategic Raw Material Procurement.
  • Related degree in Business Management / Supply Chain /Logistics /Economics /Finance / Engineering
  • CIPSA and/or APICS qualifications viewed favourably
When you join Real Pet Food Company you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution while developing your career within an expanding FMCG company. With the continued growth of our business, this is an exciting time to join The Pack.
Please note: NO agencies will be considered during this process. We advise you to refrain from submitting unsolicited profiles
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