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.
Support Procurement Manager Global Commodities Procurement and Risk Management (CRM) in managing the largest spend on materials, in commodity risk management (trading, market risk), advising on strategic decisions and contributing to improving cost and efficiencies.
Key Responsibility Areas:
Support defining commodities strategy and Commodity Risk Management (CRM) Strategy
Manage the largest spend on materials (oils and fats portfolio)
Analyse and develop deep understanding of the supply markets, including external economic factors which influence those markets
Provide overview of cover policy and commodity market movement and define recommendations for hedging opportunities
Participate in building partnerships with key suppliers on an operational level
Contribute to heavy value creation agenda, increasing EBITDA and turning around the business
Skills and Experience Required
Higher professional education/university degree
Proven and relevant track record in Oils and Fats Procurement or experience in commercial roles in the leading agricultural commodity trading firms for at least 3 years, ideally in Cargill, ADM, Bunge or any other commodities company
Experience in Commodity risk management is preferred in this position
Experience on large-scale change management projects and in international assignments is a plus
Exemplify a high degree of personal integrity and interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management skills
Proficient in both verbal and written communication
Enjoy working in a virtual and multicultural working environment
Reporting Channel, Contacts and Travel:
Procurement Assistant Global Commodities Procurement and Risk Management (CRM) reports to Procurement Manager Global Commodities Procurement and Risk Management (CRM)
Internal: Procurement Global and Cluster teams, Supply Chain teams, R&D team, Legal team, Marketing team, Finance business partners
External: Suppliers: Commercial management and Top management (CEO’s) of Key Suppliers, Agents, professional organization, industry bodies and 3PM, NGO’s, advisors and benchmarking organizations and others
Travel globally for Supplier meetings, Industry meetings, project meetings and team meetings. Travel intensity as per job requirements
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!