Mars UK - Strategic Sourcing Manager Fats & Oils

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

In this role you will:

In this role you will be responsible for the development and implementation of Fats and Oils categories sourcing strategy, MSSM for Mars Europe, UK and Russia. The role is a key member of the global Confectionary F&O categories’ community and plays a key role in defining and implementing global strategies in Mars Europe. This position also acts as the project manager and work stream owner of category buying approach transformation as well as the COGS pipelines. You will be expected to apply appropriate price risk management tools across a range of categories. You wil manage the portfolio to deliver and achieve committed buying performance. You will also carry out and communicate scenario planning for the longer term category buying approach to help business planning and financial risk management. You will lead critical supply and supplier quality issues and come up with short term mitigation as well as long term continuous improvement/correction plan through cross function cooperation. You will drive commercial governance in line with commercial manual. Specifically in area of strategy, supply selection, business allocation and contract approvals and reviews. You will decide and formalize supply and services contracts and ensure robust contractual terms and conditions in place You will oversee and lead the Mars palm sustainability program in the region, develop and deliver Mars palm sustainable sourcing OGSM year on year through building sustainable business model & levering various external partnership in Europe, UK and Russia.

To do this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor degree or higher

  • 5+ Years working experience in sourcing /purchasing, supply chain management or relevant area; preferably in Consumer Goods industy

  • Advance English communication capability including reading, writing and oral English. Russian fluency is preferred

  • Experience of leading global/ regional project is required

  • Ability to travel up to 30%, including international travel

In return, we offer:

  • Great career progression

  • Range of in-house training opportunities

  • Competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits

We know it’s important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. If successful you will be invited to an interview day in front of our panel. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.

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Posting Date: November 22nd 2018

Closing date: December 21st 2018

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