Global Sourcing Managers – Food Ingredients (German Speaking)
Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population and are recruiting within their fast division for a Global Sourcing Manager within raw materials such as hydrocolloids, starches, flavours, vegetable and dairy proteins, emulsifiers, sweeteners etc. to be based in their new head office in Amsterdam.
The successful Global Sourcing Manager will take responsibility for leading the strategic sourcing activities for these raw material category areas. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of procurement within this dynamic environment as they currently don’t have LTC’s in place and need a strong relationship builder with a clear strategic direction. You will have management responsibilities for two buyers, managing over 300 suppliers. You must be willing to travel, especially to Germany every couple of weeks.
Achieving cost reductions within specific category area
Managing and improving vendor service levels and materials quality
Identify, evaluate and select suppliers, negotiate and close framework agreements of Global and EU region products and services
Develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers markets and trends for the specific category area
Analysis of supply and demand trends, perform best-in-class negotiation processes
Supplier relationship management on both a global and regional basis
Vendor performance management
Drive product demand optimisation
Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel
Essential skills required:
Category experience within food specialities / raw materials is essential from ideally a food manufacturing business
Excellent negotiation and supplier relationship management skills
Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant field
Proven experience of management complex, cross-functional activities and executing key procurement processes
Solid market knowledge within commodity area
Driven, strategic thinker with solid business acumen
In return our client offer a very competitive remuneration package, outlined career development and aspirations from the start. This is a great opportunity to be part of shaping a newly created global procurement function and taking ownership of your commodity!