Exciting Opportunity: Country Procurement Manager - Direct Raw Materials
Are you a seasoned procurement professional with a passion for driving excellence in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry? Do you possess the strategic vision and leadership skills needed to optimize sourcing and procurement of direct raw materials?
About Us: My client is a prominent player in the FMCG sector, dedicated to delivering high-quality products to consumers across the globe. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, we are committed to shaping the future of our industry while maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity.
Position Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Procurement Manager to lead our Direct Raw Materials procurement activities in the UK. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies to ensure the efficient sourcing of raw materials while driving cost savings and supplier performance improvements.
- Develop and execute procurement strategies aligned with business objectives and market trends for direct raw materials.
- Identify and qualify new suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier relationships to ensure continuity of supply and quality.
- Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Production, Quality Assurance, and Finance, to understand demand forecasts and ensure alignment with procurement strategies.
- Lead cost optimization efforts, including price negotiations, value engineering, and supplier consolidation initiatives.
- Monitor market dynamics and industry trends to identify risks and opportunities, and develop mitigation strategies accordingly.
- Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance procurement processes, reduce lead times, and improve overall efficiency.
- Provide regular reports and analysis to senior management on procurement performance and key metrics.
- Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
- Proven experience in procurement and strategic sourcing within the FMCG or related industry, with a focus on direct raw materials.
- Strong negotiation skills and a track record of delivering cost savings and supplier performance improvements.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Analytical mindset with proficiency in data analysis and financial modeling.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
- Experience working with cross-functional teams and managing complex projects in a global organization is preferred.