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Senior Buyer - External Manufacturing

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A fantastic opportunity is available for a Senior Buyer – External Manufacturing in our Procurement team.

 

This role is responsible for a portfolio of external manufacturing suppliers at European Level.  

 

The role is to develop and implement sourcing strategies as well as create strong relationships with the different internal stakeholders in Marketing and R&D to efficiently support and drive the innovation pipeline.  You will be managing high profile projects to support business continuity strategies and cost reduction programs, as well as the management of COG's and payment terms in support of net revenue, gross margin and NWC improvement. 

 

You will work closely with the R&D, Marketing, Supply and Regulatory teams in understanding requirements, objectives and priorities to continuously improve Quality, Service, Cost and Sustainability of RB finished product supplied from their suppliers.  

 
  
 
Responsibilities
 
Quality
  • Support Quality and Regulatory to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, as well as RB standards
Service
  • Secure supply chain on existing portfolio with implementation of Service Level Agreements  
Cost: 
  • Accountable to meet purchasing budget and forecast assumptions. Identifies opportunity for continuous GM expansion and NWC improvement and collaborate with Global Procurement to implement
  • Conduct benchmark studies with RB's factories and other suppliers 
Projects
  • Support NPD to launch on time and at competitive prices 
  • Supplier performance: Accountable for continuously improving supplier performance inclusive service and quality.  Implement tools to monitor suppliers' performance and work with them to achieve high standards 
Business strategies
  • Define a strategy to meet RB's objectives in terms of Compliance, Quality, Service, Net Revenue growth and Cost optimisation. 
  • Gain management and stakeholders support for proposed strategies. Lead their implementation and regularly report progress to senior management 
  
Is this You? 
  • Extensive experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management in a multi-country environment. 
  • Master's degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance or other relevant discipline 
  • Ability to work in a truly global organisation; proven experience of working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure most of the time 
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills 
  • Communicates in a very clear and structured way verbally and in writing 
  • Able to navigate through and reconcile conflicting interests/positions of different internal departments and functions to achieve optimal cost and service and drive efficiencies 
  • Autonomous, independent to take decisions, self-motivated 
  • Flexible to travel, if required 
  • High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications 
  • In line with RB core values, will be achievement focused and able to work in a direct and often pressurised environment 
  • Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem-solving are key along with tenacity, tough-mindedness and ability to influence and demonstrate strong team working abilities and commitment 
 

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.

 

RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.

 

RB is the global leading consumer health, hygiene and home company. Driven by a purpose to build healthier lives and happier homes, RB has operations in over 60 countries. From the foundations of wellness and infant nutrition, to the fundamentals of a hygienic home, our global brands help people live healthier, happier lives. RB has world leading Powerbrands which include household names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite and Air Wick. RB’s unique culture is at the heart of its success. Its drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence are manifested in the work of over 40,000 RB employees worldwide.

 
Apply Now for a chance to really change the game!

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