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Global Sourcing Specialist

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Bramwith Consulting have been mandated by a multi-national FMCG Group within the beauty space with over 100 years of history to find a talented, ambitious, and experienced sourcing specialist to join their growing but intimate team during a continued period of success and innovation.

This company is frequently considered to have a 'best in class' procurement function with an emphasis on promoting internally and developing talent.

The successful candidate will join a professional team operating on a global scale tasked with setting the businesses sourcing strategy across a range of direct categories including finished goods, raw materials, and packaging. Liaising directly with senior procurement managers and stakeholders from across the group's multiple brands, this role will involve getting hands on with developing and implementing strategy and adding value to the full end to end procurement process.

In addition to the strategic side of this position, the successful individual will be empowered to have direct influence on introduction of new products and the development of existing ones alongside crucial suppliers.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Working across category teams and on a global scale to achieve value for money whilst maintaining consistently and reliability within the supply chain
  • Helping to provide a long-term strategic direction through the sound analysis of trends and monitoring of performance indicators
  • Take an active role in negotiating with new and existing suppliers, working alongside teams from across the company on complex processes and new product developments
  • Maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Developing relationships with crucial vendors whilst communicating effectively with internal high-level management

The skills and attributes we are looking for are:

  • Strong educational track record, degree educated (essential) and CIPS qualified (desirable)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in an end-to-end procurement role, with a working knowledge of commodity sourcing and vendor management
  • Specific experience and knowledge of the cosmetics and beauty industry and relevant commodities is highly desirable, although applications from similar industries are welcomed
  • Ambition to pursue a career in procurement, and desire to make the most of this company's internal development
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Full right to work in the UK and fluent in English

Bramwith are proud to be working alongside this globally recognisable brand in hiring the next generation of procurement talent. This role would perfectly suit a driven buyer/sourcing specialist looking to take the next step in their career.

Bramwith and this employer are both committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are equal opportunities employers

To apply for this role please send your CV to Rhys at [link removed]

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Bramwith Consulting
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Industry Sector
£40000 to £50000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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