Veritas - Buying

International Sourcing & Procurement Manager

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£60,000 - £70,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted
18 Sep 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Ref
8822/31gj
Function
Buying
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company:

As a global business operating in over 50 countries, we are privately owned and have invested heavily in product development and have plans for significant growth.  As a world leader we create bespoke campaigns for some of the world’s biggest retailers.  Our campaigns create noise and passion for retailers and consumers love the buzz that our promotions and products create. With offices across Europe, Asia and the US, we’re still growing fast, with lots more to come….. that’s where you come in!

We are looking for a talented and experienced all-rounder who has significant experience of international procurement and sourcing. An ability to recognise and love innovative, contemporary and leading edge new products that we can use in generating sales is essential. You will travel to Europe and the Far East to source and procure only the best quality products.

The Role:

  • Act as the lead contact for all suppliers of a sourcing and procurement nature  
  • Own, develop and implement the strategy
  • Own and develop the supplier segmentation and relationship strategy, working end to end to deliver against the critical path to optimise profitability and market share
  • Ensure commercial teams are working with designated suppliers to improve the service for all internal functions
  • Play a pivotal role within the outcome of the project working cross functionally to achieve the business goal with a number of key stakeholders
  • Attend relevant trade fairs developing and strengthening relationships to support the business objectives
  • Proven customer focus, able to build and sustain long term relationships, always seeking to understand and meet customer needs
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret data to inform business decisions
  • Proven communication and influencing skills, up to Board level exposure
  • Proven planning and organisation skills to achieve business deadlines and targets
  • Embraces change, always looking for ways of improving business performance
  • Above all play an active role in the wider business in senior team meetings and strategy workshops, forging close relationships with other senior team members that benefit business objectives

 

You:

 

  • Previous sourcing and procurement experience with hard line product portfolios from an international perspective
  • Proven customer focus, able to build and sustain long term relationships, always seeking to understand and meet customer needs
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret data to inform business decisions
  • Proven communication and influencing skills, up to Board level exposure
  • Proven planning and organisation skills to achieve business deadlines and targets
  • Embraces change, always looking for ways of improving business performance
  • Able to work both as a team and independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work cross culturally

 

 

If you wish to apply for this role please click on the apply button with a copy of your up to date cv in word format quoting ref number 8822/31

Not right for you?  We’d still like to speak with you about other sales, marketing or category management opportunities, so please do send an up to date copy of your CV in word format and we will call you. 

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