PROCUREMENT MANAGER (US)

Treatt USA 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Florida, 33805

Full Time | Posted 27 days ago

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Job title: Procurement Manager
Reporting to: Global Procurement Manager
Location: Lakeland, USA
Hours: 40

The Opportunity (General Summary)

 This post holder will drive the implementation of the global Procurement strategy. Continuity of supply, increased contribution and improved communications are the objectives of the role, along with managing key aspects of the supply chain, from origin through to stock, and from contract negotiation through to material receipt. Sourcing from a global supply base, the postholder will ensure the sustainable supply of key raw materials to the business. This is a key role which will allow its occupant to manage, develop and motivate procurement professionals as well as identify new ways of working. It is their responsibility to collaborate, communicate, create efficiencies, and innovate with Treatt team members and stakeholders, supporting the global department and championing teamwork.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.
 
On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.
 
We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:
“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Innovation Scientist
 
“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader
“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

• Proactively ensure continuity of supply, sourced from a sustainable and approved supply base
• Identify, assess, and mitigate commercial risks and constraints
• Line management responsibilities for US Buyers
• Inventory analysis – ensuring optimum inventory levels are maintained, with focus on single and sole source high risk raw materials in line with departmental KPI’s
• Visiting suppliers and attending industry events as and when required, which will involve international travel
• Coaching and mentoring direct reports and more junior members in the team, sharing knowledge to upskill, assist with development and support career progression
• Accountable for multi-million dollar annual spend across multiple categories
• Collaborate with Quality Assurance and Global Sustainability Manager to create a global matrix for grading suppliers, leading to the creation of a core supplier base
• Immersing in global markets to maintain awareness of, and communicate, market conditions & dynamics to internal customers and stakeholders
• Deliver both short term and strategic savings via value added activities including implementing new initiatives that generate net savings
• Develop departmental SOP’s and implement more systems based purchasing and processing
• Analyse category spend performance and identify opportunities whilst mitigating risk
• Manage, develop and strengthen key supplier and stakeholder relationships
• Challenge traditional thinking and working practices, fostering continuous improvement
• Develop and deliver presentations to a wide audience across all levels of the business
• Interact and align internal cross-functional teams and stakeholders to achieve business goals
• Perform such other tasks as are consistent with the general role description which may be subject to change from time to time
• Help to foster and promote both an employee health & safety and food safety culture
• Act in the best interests of Treatt PLC at all times

What we’re looking for

• Expert leadership skills with a track record of building and developing successful teams
• Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
• Self-starting and deadline focused
• Great interpersonal and relationship building skills
• A can-do attitude with a pro-active hands-on approach to all tasks
• The ability to communicate complex issues effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing across all levels within the business
• An ownership mentality with the aptitude to work independently and in a team
• Someone who demonstrates high energy, drive and enthusiasm, and can bring innovative ideas to the team
• A minimum of three years people management experience
• Knowledge and experience sourcing from a global supply base
• Confident international traveler with a full passport and the ability to travel globally
• Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse a high volume of data and produce recommendations
• A minimum of five years Procurement or Commercial experience in a multinational company
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong knowledge and experience working with MRP systems
• Relavant degree level education, Bachelors preferred
• MCIPS/CIPS qualified is desirable

Travel: 25% International travel will be required as well as relatively frequent domestic travel.

We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task. You’ll be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.
Our department is busy. We need someone who can run with the pack but also bring their own personality to their work.
You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.
 

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; vacation time as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, medical (including family cover), dental and vision coverage, AFLAC, 401k employer matching up to 6%, company-paid short term and long term disability insurance, company-paid life insurance and stock purchase options.
With the encouragement and development you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidised social events.
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Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.

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