Assesscompany spent (what is bought, where, at what prices?) to identify areas of opportunity
Estimate potential savings , outliningease of capture and outline sourcingplan .
Developcategory strategies to fit current and future requirements
Lead the implementation of theprojects in the sourcing plan , involving the local plant sourcing team, according to astructured and consistent sourcing methodology :
Facilitateset up and operation of cross-functional project teams to support the project and the following implementation(incl.
supplier / material homologation when relevant)
Identify and screen potentialsupplier base
Shortlistsuppliers and conduct RFP / RFQ’s optimizing / creatingand using Zobele’s standard tools
Develop evaluation models and score responses , present findings and agreeshortlists for negotiation stage
Prepare and manage a f act-based negotiation process and supplier selection based on totalcost / value
Benchmark, track savings and restartassessment cycle
Implement a structured approach for gatheringsupplier input in the product development stage : liaise with the Technologydepartment structurally involve suppliers in new product development andinnovation from the idea generation stage (build a project pipeline for supplier collaboration );
manage supplier selection , idea gathering andidea evaluation process on a project by project basis.
Propose and implement KPIs to track added value from supplier involvement in innovation
Coach the plant sourcing teams to implement a structure, fact-based and consistent strategicsourcing approach : develop, customize, share tools and template;
provide learning on the job , developing thelocal sourcing resources to progressively take ownership of key steps; act as a dedicated resource to limit theadditional workload on local teams generated by implementing the approach;
communicateand explain category strategies; ensureadherence to category strategies, guidelines and policies .
Fluency in English is a prerequisite
University degree in a quantitative discipline
10+ years’ experience of growing responsibilities in Purchasing,ideally in a FMCG contract manufacturing environment
Strong strategic sourcing management capabilities
Procurement best practice across diverse spend categories
Experience in working on a project basis , leading and implementing a broad range of purchasing projects
Successful track record of leading complex negotiations and delivery in afast-paced procurement function
Demonstratedability to lead by example, take ownership and responsibility for the tasksassigned and their delivery.
Previous expertise in VA / VE (Value Analysis / Value Engineering ) is adesirable
Proficiency in MicrosoftOffice and SAP
Excellent analytical and numericalskills
Excellent communication skills
Able to deliver outstanding work to tight deadlines andmanage a diverse workload
Capable both as networkerand team developer
Available to travel
ZobeleGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, treats all applicationsequally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and qualifications.
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