Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? We are looking for top talent for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.
Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv.
We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelves.
Your Main Responsibilities: -
Support procurement E2E Operations Manager in developing and implementing cluster strategy
Act as first point of contact in Africa for issues/questions relating to procurement of raw and pack materials and business services
Handle diverse customer, supplier or operational issues when they arise
Support the management and maintenance of supplier relationships in Africa Cluster
Support security of key materials through the development of contingency plans and alternative materials and suppliers
Ensure timely inputs to global/regional project development and OTIF execution of global/regional projects in Africa
Prepare information and analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis, to enable proper budgeting, cash forecasting and forecast variance analysis as needed
Support delivery of cost savings and innovation agenda in the Africa Cluster
Support the financial analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis
Skills, experience and qualifications: -
Degree in a Procurement or related field
Minimum 3-year experience involving either procurement or supply chain or project management in an FMCG
Competency in Business-English is essential
Interest in sustainability and/or sustainable development / sustainable systems design
Great personal organization skills, attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines in the multicultural environment
Ability to articulate complex concepts clearly (both written and in presentations)
Your Personal Power! :-
At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.
At Upfield our purpose is clear……Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!
If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the FMCG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!