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Senior Procurement Manager - Meal Solutions

Contract type: Permanent, Fixed Term

Category: Procurement Supply Chain and Logistics

Location: Dunstable

Senior Procurement Manager - Meal Solutions

Role: Senior Procurement Manager – Meal Solutions

Location: Hybrid Working – 2days from Dunstable

 

 

 

About the role:

Accountable for the sourcing of the Meal Solutions food categories for Whitbread Group, including the selection, appointment, and management of suppliers. Specific Categories: Recipe Dish, Desserts, Bakery, Grocery, Wholesalers, Confectionary and Sauces with line manager responsibility for two direct reports in the Meal Solutions categories.

Responsible for defining sourcing strategies for each category to ensure availability whilst negotiating and securing best price for every product.

 

Responsible for driving Efficiency Programs with suppliers within selected product categories to identify and drive out costs and add value throughout the end-to-end supply chain.

 

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Development of documented (3 year) sourcing strategies for key category spend areas in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Maintenance of a sourcing plan for the category covering planned stakeholder initiatives, Procurement initiatives, etc…
  • Determine appropriate approach to market (single-stage or multi-stage tender / negotiation, bundling strategies etc.) and contract strategy (framework, schedule of rates etc.)
  • Develop tender and contract documentation and ensure signature of required confidentiality agreements.
  • Tender evaluation including selection criteria, commercial analysis, product/service evaluation, vendor capability evaluation etc.
  • Negotiation to maximise savings and/or optimise price / quality / service / risk.
  • Identification of key suppliers across the category and establishment of appropriate supplier management activities to oversee supplier performance against SLA / KPI’s and provide a forum for ongoing supplier development and improvement.
  • Development of supplier performance metrics.
  • During the product development process, be able to work with Marketing on concepts and challenge where required, commercial proposal review, negotiate and challenge on spec, price, volumes, logistics, packaging, case size options and MOQ's through to launch.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll need:

  • 5 minimum years procurement/specific food category experience
  • Must have experience across multiple F&B categories and knowledge of the Foodservice/Wholesaler supply base
  • Significant people management experience and the ability to influence activity without direct line manager responsibility.
  • Procurement execution (business requirements analysis, market analysis, sourcing strategy, tender, negotiation, contract award, supplier management etc.)
  • Relationship Management – Able to build strong, value-adding relationships with internal customers
  • Solid financial and quantitative analysis skills, with the ability to distil complex analysis into clear business conclusions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to facilitate meetings and prepare reports from Board level objective.

 

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We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcome your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQ+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

Job ref: 778949-2028
Advertised: 20 Jul 2022

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