Role DescriptionDue to increase in NPD and growth in our buy to sell strategy this role is needed until end of 2019 to provide Commercial operational support on new Innovations from our Comanufacturing Network and Buying support for non strategic portfolios currently sourced by Regional Buying Teams.
- Role will give full support to and will receive guidance from Co-manufacturing sourcing manager. - 8 NPD projects for delivery end 2019 - 6 new supplier qualifications - Supplier based in EU and Asia - Feed Value leadership ideas into 2020 pipe line for comanufacturing (4% saving). - Collaborates with Supplier Quality Assurance, Global and Regional Strategic Sourcing Teams and other involved functions on a monitoring of supplier performance to make sure that all materials are purchased in compliance to EMQM/MQM (quality standards), internal and external policies, quality standards and requirements of Social Responsibility Audit and the Quality Audit.
ResponsibilitiesThe Commercial Operations/buying Specialist is responsible for an operational excellence in the following key areas for Direct Materials: - Excellence in execution of NPD comanufacturing projects. - Establishment of processes & procedures related to various materials categories, - Implementing Sourcing strategy’s in supply sites - Support and execution of Value Creation initiatives to deliver COGs 4% targets - Effective support of new product launches - Being onsite ambassador for commercial and first point of contact for all comanufacturing escalations - Managing buying, negotiation, RFQ of smaller categories such as starch and pasta. - Support communications to key stakeholders - Project manage NPD and new supplier activities - Represent commercial function in ATG
Requirements• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; Procurement, Logistics/Materials Management preferred • 2 years of Procurement/Supply Chain experience in a progressive Procurement environment preferred; • Ability to work under pressure, high level of stress resistance • Solid computer skills; experience in SAP systems is a plus • Effective communicator; excellent oral and written communication skills in English • Able to represent commercial in local SCMR, MQM, review meetings when required. • Negotiation • Ability to travel (app. 15% of time)
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