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Procurement Category Manager - Raw Materials

Job Name

Procurement Category Manager - Raw Materials

Country:

United Kingdom

City:

Glasgow

Function:

Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

UK Procurement Lead

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Hayley Snowball

About the role

Your Opportunity

In this role, the candidate will support the Operations Centre Procurement lead in developing and deploying strategic Procurement sourcing plans for Raw Materials associated with whiskies (Grain Whisky, Yeast and Malted Barley), EU alcohol, and global casks. The role will have accountability for managing service levels and performance levels to meet business objectives and will be responsible for the overall management of a substantial budget.

About You

To support our ten year business strategy, we need you to be Fearless, have a Founders mentality, and treat others like Family.
You will have to demonstrate strong inter-personal skills to influence and drive strategies with various global stakeholders, OC leads, and suppliers.
Pro-activity is key as you will need to challenge the status-quo and drive change.

Responsibilities

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be

Strategy
  • Support OC (Operations Centre) Direct Procurement Lead to define and build long term sourcing strategies associated with whiskies (Grain Whisky, Yeast and Malted Barley), EU alcohol and global casks and execute ongoing sourcing strategies for those categories under scope
  • Contract development that will lead to a competitive advantage in the markets the position serves. 
  • Evaluate and implement cost savings ideas to achieve budgets, define and lead local and regional procurement projects that will lead to savings/efficiencies
  • Drive Responsible Sourcing Strategy and program plan with suppliers
  • Optimize working capital through best practice raw materials inventory management. 
  • Develop alternate supply sources and identify cost reduction opportunities
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Develop and deploy supply chain and sourcing strategies for raw materials aligned to the overall objectives of the business
  • Increase local / regional procurement effectiveness through identification of strategic purchasing categories and the implementation of suitable ‘framework’ agreements
  • Ensure the design, implementation and management of an effective supplier development program
  • Work closely and in full transparency with the Operations Centres and Supply Chain teams in the region, collating demand volumes and assess any opportunity to reduce cost without jeopardizing the quality of the requested products 
  • Ensure that all the strategies for raw materials under scope are reviewed and agreed by the key Stakeholders within the region prior to final approval
  • Building collaborative relationships with external supply partners, identifying new supply opportunities where appropriate and keeping up to date with market trends.
  • Ensure all suppliers under scope are SEDEX members and fully audited according to a road map to be validated by the Procurement Director – Global Raw Materials
  • Ensure all necessary contracts and award letters in place and signed to be fully compliant with the Global Procurement Policy
  • Ensure all new potential suppliers are qualified through the VQP 
  • Ensure no suppliers under scope conflict with Bacardi code of conduct

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Minimum 5 years of Procurement in an FMCG/Beverage company with cross functional and geographical matrix management, up and down.
  • Procurement, Strategic & Transactions Commodities experience
  • Experience within different businesses and diverse cultures.
  • Ability to collaborate with strong, multi-functional teams to deliver with excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of people 
  • Excellent Excel and analytical skills – the ability to draw conclusions and recommendations from data
  • Mobility – willing to travel 25% of time (when current Covid restrictions allow)
Personal Qualities
  • Good negotiation, communication skills, backed up by proactive, decisive and entrepreneurial operating style
  • Strong drive for results with positive, transparent and ethical style
  • Proven negotiation results with significant experience in a dynamic sourcing environment
  • Working knowledge of best practices such as global strategic sourcing and industry practices, standards and trends. 
  • Business savvy and a good understanding of the consumer & customers’ needs.
  • Strong understanding of what the Bacardi brands stand for and how Bacardi is organized.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of COGs structures and P&L’s of finished products. 
  • Excellent knowledge of processes within operations (finance, manufacturing, supply chain)
  • Self-awareness and self-assurance are key to this role- the ability to convey simply and with certainty complex information
  • Family – acting with integrity in dealing with sensitive information
  • Fearless – to protect the equity of the brand
  • Founders – pushing ideas to the wider business to add value to our brands

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.