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Procurement Director
JO-2104-4921
Permanent
Yorkshire and the Humber - Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5JE

Procurement Director

Location: Batley with occasional travel 

Salary: Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

 

ABOUT US

Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – we’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain!


When you join Fox’s, you will become part of one of the UK’s most loved brands, makers of the Party Ring, Chunkie Cookies, Chocolatey, Fabulously and many more. It is a really exciting time to Join Fox’s Biscuit’s as we are growing and we’ve also recently joined the global confectionary business – Ferrero!


This is a brand new role where you will be part of the Executive team and be overall responsible for Fox’s purchasing activities and be part of the procurement integration “journey” supporting Fox’s with the Fine Biscuits Company.


THE ROLE

As the Procurement Director, you are responsible for leading and executing the sourcing of local categories, supporting the strategic sourcing activities for Central Categories and managing the implementation of strategic procurement projects. You will successfully integrate procurement, indirect, ingredients and packaging category savings within Fox’s budget planning.


You will ensure that SLAs and KPIs for purchasing categories are delivered and respected as well as managing all contracts, reviewing success and improving their utilisation. You will ensure the right process governance and guarantee that procurement policies are formalised.


You will support your internal customers, being the main point of contact for any purchasing related requests or escalations. This role is also the main contact for key, high profile external customers. An additional key relationship will be with your suppliers to continuously build upon these to generate value for both Fine Biscuits Company and the suppliers.


A key responsibility of this role is to facilitate and coordinate the local implementation of purchasing Fine Biscuits Company guidelines, supporting the interaction between local structures and the Group Functions.


As part of this brand new role, you will be responsible for a small team, coaching and developing them to be seen as experts in their fields.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who can hit the ground running, lead from the front, setting out their agenda and have the confidence and resilience to deliver. It will offer you the opportunity to work within a fast-paced and high performing culture, working alongside some of the greatest leaders in the industry, solving complex problems and directly impacting our ability to achieve our business goals. 


ABOUT YOU

  • Extensive experience within purchasing in an FMCG environment
  • Solid experience in procurement negotiation, project management, sourcing and cost analysis processes
  • Knowledgeable about external market place and supplier capabilities within FMCG (ingredients & packaging, indirects)
  • Procurement process development and implementation skills
  • Knowledgeable about supplier relationship management processes
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP processes and systems
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Analytical, conceptual, pragmatic and result oriented
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Focused on best practice sharing


 

 

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