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GLOBAL PURCHASING MANAGER

HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Location: Haddenham, United Kingdom

 

Responsible for assigned categories and the development of global category strategies and programs to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the Corporation while mitigating risk. Includes coordinating and leading strategy execution activity. Participation in the development of OGSM and Procurement planning activities.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establishes and executes strategies for their categories globally. Leads supplier performance management through the negotiations of procured materials and services to assure optimal TCO (Cost, Quality, Delivery, Innovation) achieved. Develops and implements strategies to assure lowest overall cost while mitigating risk to the Corporation.

  • Directs the efforts of subordinates to establish and maintain reliable sources of supply and supervise the negotiation of procured materials and services. Manages and develops personnel and recruitment activity to promote an efficient operation as well as assuring a high level of motivation and morale.

  • Promotes high level of customer satisfaction in supporting the needs of Divisional projects & requirements for Purchasing guidance & leadership. Engagement with senior procurement personnel to ensure category alignment with regional strategies.

  • Participates and leads change management efforts while creating true alignment & integration internally and externally. Acts as internal consultant.

  • Participates in the financial planning and forecasting process as well as provides periodic relevant market information and dynamics to internal stakeholders for all global regions.

  • Provides information to Regional Procurement for Level I & II Supply and Quality Issues; actively involved team participating in Level II Supply & Quality issues.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or applicable field of study will be preferred.

  • Solid working experience in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment with appropriate business experience.

  • Proven project management experience; execution of large, multiple or cross-functional projects.

  • Experience in managing, leading developing dynamic work teams.

  • Deep knowledge of commodity markets, specialist in technical/subject area.

  • Basic understanding of material functionality, material flow and handling to optimize supply chain effectiveness.

  • Good understanding of how own expertise integrates with the function and basic commercial awareness.

  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills.

  • Strong Project management/process improvement skills

  • Preferred qualifications: CPM or APICS certification

 

COMPANY

At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet.  Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

 

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 11,000 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

 

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Shwartz.  

 

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle.  This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

 

TO APPLY

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, seeking a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader. Then please apply via our careers centre at http://www.mccormickcorporation.com/Career-Center (job req. n°100188).

 

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

 

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

 

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WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.