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RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • To procure and supply finished goods, raw materials and components in line with forecast and budgetary demand for the different Categories as directed by the relevant Category Supply Director.
  • Propose and execute sourcing strategies for Supply sources
  • Propose and execute supply chain strategies for Supply sources
  • To collate and prepare contracts in line with the requirements for allocated sites, or projects
  • To ensure the supply arrangements are properly briefed and set up with local Supply Coordinators, markets and Group teams
  • Pro-actively identify and execute cost savings opportunities in line with Strategy.
  • Pro-actively identify New Product Development (NPD) opportunities through Vendors, Trade Fairs and other mechanisms, as well as support the Category teams and markets in NPD activities
  • In association with Group Procurement Network and other Category Supply Teams, develop and execute Procurement strategy as required for Global sourcing.
  • Prepare and manage all tenders for materials and equipment as directed and recommend supplier selection.
  • Manage suppliers in line with KPI’s and Service Level Agreements
  • Contribute and/or lead, as guided by the Category Directors, Procurement, NPD projects and process and supply chain improvements.
  • To operate within RB International’s Policies and Procedures, and ISO guidelines, identifying and implementing areas of best practice as appropriate
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate level with good numeracy, financial and verbal reasoning.
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice procurement in Consumer and Healthcare
  • Experience of sourcing trends and markets for commodities.
  • Experience of consumer finished goods, printed packaging and capital goods for manufacturing and non-manufacturing use.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Proven Track Record in delivering tangible results
  • Proven communication, negotiation skills, initiative and management skills in a Global Environment
  • Proven Track record in Change Management
  • Able to travel frequently.
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