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Commodity Manager - Soft Commodities

RecruiterPod Talent
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Benefitscar, pension, bonus, relocation
LocationsEast Midlands, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted20 July 2017

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Pod Talent are super excited to be working with an established UK food manufacturer that has a passion for healthy snacks and an unwavering commitment to sustainable sourcing, and an opportunity has arisen for an experienced commodity professional to head up a significant portion of their procurement portfolio. If you are a Commodities Specialist with a strong back ground in developing direct to market global sourcing strategies, then please get in touch!

It is essential for the ideal candidate to come with procurement experience within Food FMCG or Retail and specific category experience in Soft Commodities. This categories account for almost 50% of the total £160m procurement portfolio. The company has a long history, producing snacks for the UK market for more than a century and sources from some of the most exotic and volatile markets in the world. Following a recent period of change, our Client is looking for a flexible and innovative candidate who is willing to grow in new directions with the business.

To be successful in this role you must have…
  • 5+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing across global markets
  • Commodities experience, specifically in Soft Commodities
  • Food FMCG/Retail background with experience interfacing with leading UK retailers
  • Proven ability in developing and implementing strategic, direct sourcing strategies

Successful candidates must also be….
  • CIPS Qualified
  • Degree educated, preferably in Supply Chain Management
  • Experienced with ERP systems and proficient in full MS Office Suite
  • A skilled negotiator and strong, assertive decision maker

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

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Recruiter: Pod Talent
Tel: 0203 627 2420
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