Danone is a major FMCG company in the world, with market leading brands across four divisions: Waters (Evian, Volvic), Dairies (Actimel, Activia, Shape), Early Life Nutrition (Aptamil, Cow & Gate) and Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition (Neocate, Fortisip).
You've probably never heard of Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition (AMN) but read on and you'll be glad you did. We are Danone's Medical Division and are Europe's largest specialist nutrition company and the market leader in the UK. We specialise in the delivery of medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick, supplying high quality feeds to patients and consumers. Our purpose is to pioneer nutritional discoveries that help people live longer, healthier lives.
When it comes to finding a great place to work there are plenty of things to look for: inspirational colleagues, freedom in your job to make a real difference, and a shared ethos you can truly believe in. Throw in top perks, a responsive and dynamic environment and unrivalled opportunities to develop personally and professionally and you've found something special. You've found Danone.
Here at Danone we put people at the centre of everything we do - whether we're developing ground-breaking new products, taking care of individual patients, or supporting the community. And if you join us you can expect exactly that sort of attention too.
We have an exciting opportunity within Nutricia part of our Specialised Nutrition Division for an experienced individual who is passionate about Procurement. As part of our Sourcing team you will gain a real insight into full Procurement management process of a world class manufacturing facility and will have a direct impact on business results through supporting and leading cross functional projects. You'll join an extensive community of global Buyers with opportunities to seek best practices across the Danone international network.
You'll be an integral part of the Sourcing Team managing the Junior Buyer, reporting directly to the Supply Chain Manager and driving the delivery of the department's strategy. It will be your responsibility to provide to the internal stakeholders the appropriate sourcing strategy execution (Raw Materials, Packaging, Goods and Services, Capex) at optimised total cost of ownership, in line with Factory needs and the Category strategies. Improving existing and developing new relationships with suppliers will be an important part of the role, with a focus on vendor improvement projects.
Join us and you'll further develop your core procurement skills in negotiation, risk mitigation, contract management and supply base development. You'll also have the chance to understand our complex factory environments and interconnected functions. The right candidate will be provided with the support to gain CIPS qualification.
What will you need to succeed?
You will be an experienced Procurement Professional working in a similar industry. You will have extensive sourcing experience
Most importantly we are looking for highly motivated candidates with a keen interest to deliver value within a global organisation. You will have great interpersonal skills, be a team player and able to build positive and effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and be adept at maintaining those relationships when in negotiation mode.
A curious mindset is essential because you'll be looking for improvements in the way we source and supply our portfolio. Strong record of value delivery is highly desirable. It's important you are sharp with IT systems and numbers, have a good understanding of Financial basics and an appreciation of supply chains.
In return you'll receive a competitive salary and bonus along with our award-winning flexible rewards and benefits package and excellent pension provision.
To take advantage of the career development opportunities within a business as larger as Danone the right candidate will be nationally and/or internationally mobile.
The role will involve occasional travel within Danone (on average 1 trip per month).
An attractive salary and package is offered to the right candidate.