ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES
The role is responsible for strategic sourcing activities at a local / multi country level; executing the category / business strategy and ensure execution of all supplier management activities.
The role holder will also ensure contracts are in place which fulfil the customer requirements whilst also meeting the needs of the business.
He / she will select the right suppliers and will put contingency suppliers in place to manage risk on behalf of the business.
WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR
Manage the execution of the geographic category strategies and development of sourcing plans at a local / regional level.
Drive the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the category / business strategy and targets.
Drive and facilitate source to contract for specific geographic categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and may include one-off spend items.
To ensure contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and that SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) have been agreed with the relevant business owner.
To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of the sourcing strategies.
Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.
Provide information on negotiation results (all specs / grades, clear duration, validity for orders or deliveries) from a local / regional perspective in a timely manner to the Operations Manager.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
2-4 years working experience within Procurement / Supply Chain domain
Education : minimum Bachelors’ Degree
FMCG experience will serve as an advantage
Relevant business qualifications within the Supply Chain, Procurement realm would serve as an advantage
Member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (UK) would represent an advantage
Strong numerical ability.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools , Excel, PowerPoint etc
French - basic knowledge -would be an advantage
Good negotiation skills and influencing skills
General understanding of the supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity across various categories and expected trends at a local / geographic level (SAA, ECAA and WAA)
Good experience in development of contracts and agreements for low to medium risk categories