Role DescriptionThis position has a key role in building capabilities, developing new proprietary technologies and designing science-based solutions and digitally embedded tools to enable Cluster Design teams in the regions to develop and deploy consumer preferred superior products, future proofing the portfolio and deliver business objectives with speed, agility, efficiency and accuracy in the local markets. An integral part of role is also the Material Expert Teams (METs) who lead the capability of managing Global Materials portfolio.
Responsibilities- Reporting to the R&D Director. The Leader for Oils & Fats plays a pivotal role in the programs for all product groups by ensuring best quality ingredients are sourced from best Global suppliers at best prices to deliver value in Global and Regional business through competitive recipe costs, ensuring business continuity, delivering consistent quality and strong ingredient-based claims. -The MET Leader owns the Positive Material List (PML) for the Oils & Fats portfolio & has a leading role in creation and approval of high-quality Ingredient specifications (Perfect MET Quality Specs in PLM) for the materials that are signed-off by suppliers globally, thus, ensuring top most delivered quality of the materials in the regional sourcing units. - The MET Leader drives a global agenda of material reduction through simplification & harmonization of ingredients in the portfolio which requires close collaboration with cross category Specification, METs, Procurement and QA teams driving commonalities of similar materials and broad-based specs. - Working together with their Procurement & Quality partners the MET Leader helps to define & execute the supplier & material strategy based on global ingredient & commodity trends & by constantly evaluating & revalidating existing and upcoming supplier capabilities & technologies. - The MET Leader also support the Global & Regional SC and procurement teams on Blue Funnel and 5S agenda through ASA (Alternate Supplier Assessment) or AMA (Alternate Material Assessment) activities that help to achieve buying logic savings and efficiencies. - The MET Leader works along with Global QA teams to define most important and critical parameters in the specifications of the raw materials that need to be monitored by the receiving sourcing units or need to be put on Certificate of Analysis to ensure the material quality guaranteed by suppliers.
Requirements- Background in Food technology or simular field - Experience with food ingredients - Experience with Oils & Fats - Analytical strong - Entrepeneurial mindset - Financial understanding (cost optimization) - Good projectmanagement skills
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