Procurement Manager - Contract Manufacturing

Seeking highly experienced Procurement Manager




Home-based contract with travel required

Up to £65,000 DOE

Bonus & Car Allowance

Job Description

Reporting to the Global Head of Operations, the primary purpose of this role is Supply from External Sources (outside clients manufacturing network) based in Europe and Middle East. Scope includes Supply of  Innovations, localisation of established products (replacing supply from US)  and co-packing arrangements to enable late stage customisation based on Bulk products shipped from clients internal network  - through External supply network.

The role is expected to unlock local manufacturing opportunities in Europe and Middle East  in adjacent categories, seasonal and specific sharing formats. This part of the role would require identification, evaluation, commercial discussions and negotiations,  contracting and setup of New External Supply sources to enable supply of Innovations. Scope of contract manufacturing would extend across Europe and Middle East geography.

The second part of the role is Account Management of established coman and copack network which include areas such as Business relationship, commercial discussions while adding new SKUs, change in contracts, contract terminations, manage escalations related to payments, supply delays, changes to existing products – reformulation, artwork changes etc.

Soft Skills

External Networking - develop contacts and sources of information on comans

Must be able to handle numerous projects at one time and meet fast turnaround deadline

Has a good balance of empirical data and common sense and “gut feel”

Able to synthesize data from different sources into a well-structured story with clear implications

Able to explain, articulate and develop clear thinking and point-of-view in all meetings and communication scenarios

Good interpersonal with multicultural and multi-location teams.

Ability to manage through influence

Ability to deal with and develop relationships with coman management/key personnel.

Functional Skills

Understanding of buying/Contract manufacturing operating models

Experience in running coman relationships/handling Suppliers in diverse markets

Understanding of Critical requirements for Food manufacturing (GMP, certifications)

Able to develop product costing

Commercial Negotiations

Ability to work with multicultural and multifunctional teams

Basic planning and project management skills.  Able to conceptualise key milestones and Development of end-to-end project timelines in collaboration with commercial and multifunctional team.

Ability to communicate in English (oral and written) ; knowledge of any additional European (French/German) would be an advantage .

Competent in Excel, Word and Power Point. Knowledge of SAP would be an added advantage.

Ability to create and present PowerPoint presentations to key Stakeholders.

Perks & Benefits

Homebased role with UK & international travel

Competitive salary

£6,000 Car Allowance



Business Acumen

Drive for Results


Customer Focus

Education & Experience
Graduate in Science/Engineering/related technical areas or relevant Business qualification with additional certification/qualifications in supply chain/procurement preferred.

Minimum 4 years in Procurement or Contract manufacturing in FMCG industry - preferably Food, personal care industry or from organisation that does Contract Manufacturing activities in above areas

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