Senior Procurement Manager - Logistics

Recruiter
Net worx Ltd
Location
Warwick
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
12 Aug 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Sector
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
We know about food!

Tulip Ltd is the UK’s leading food solutions business, supplying all major food retailers, wholesalers and foodservice companies with a wide range of quality products. We provide consumers with a comprehensive range of products in four key mega-categories - fresh meat & sausage, bacon & gammon, cooked meat, and convenience & snacking. Our farm-to-fork operation is unique in the industry, while our strategic framework puts customers, product, efficiency and people at the heart of everything we do, all with a view to growing responsibly. As part of the Danish Crown Group, the largest pork provider in Europe and the biggest exporter of pork in the world, Tulip Ltd is well-placed to deliver its ambitious plans for sustainable growth. If you have an appetite for more, this could be the role for you.

We currently have a new opportunity for a Senior Procurement Manager - logistics within the Non Meat Procurement team, reporting to the Head of Procurement, within the centralised Group Procurement team, which embarked on a Business-wide Procurement transformation programme in 2017.

You will be be responsible for the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and best practice across all distribution, storage and related equipment categories for the UK Business Unit (Tulip Ltd). The role forms part of, and closely aligns with the newly created Group Procurement function, headquartered in Denmark, which operates a matrix ‘lead-buyer’ structure. Initial focus will be on driving rapid EBIT improvement in line with an already partly developed project pipeline. The role will support the UK Supply Chain Director and his team in all commercial aspects and be a central part of the expected network optimisation project, commencing Q4 2017. Development of a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programme with strategic suppliers will be a major component of the role from 2018 onwards.

The key responsibilities of the role will be to develop and deliver sourcing strategies for distribution related spend categories, development of a supplier performance review programme and Development of a SRM programme. Working closely with the supply chain stakeholders to deliver already identified and new cost reduction projects that will contribute to EBIT improvement for FY1718 and beyond.

Further to this you will Lead/facilitate cross-functional sourcing teams to ensure continued engagement of all stakeholders and identification of further cost saving initiatives, as well as maximising spend under contract for all critical, strategic and preferred suppliers. Your Stakeholder relationship building and need to drive contract compliance are key within this role.

Our ideal candidate will have strong category management experience, experience of managing change / embedding new processes and excellent project management skills. We’d like you to hold a degree or relevant experience, a relevant business or purchasing qualification (CIPS) and ideally you’ll have experience at a similar level in a frozen multi-site manufacturing environment. You must have first-hand experience of at least one distribution outsourcing project, experience of SRM / joint cost reduction programmes and hold proficient IT skills.

Due to the nature of the role a full UK driving licence is required, along with flexibility towards travelling.

What We Offer

As an international organisation, we pride ourselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. We care about our people and offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, pension and life assurance for all our employees. On top of that, we offer a Tulip Reward Scheme where you can claim hundreds of discounts and an equipped for life scheme!

If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you. Please apply today and complete the short application form to submit your application!