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C&P Finished Goods Buyer (Third Party Manufacturing)

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About Job:
Lead a procurement Category of Finished Goods manufactured externally. From Market knowledge to Supplier Relationship management, develop the 3PM category to deliver Growth, Efficiency and Sustainability on a scope of finished goods. Drive X-functional collaboration with D2D, Topline, Finance functions in order to deliver results.

  • Build and share market analysis at local/regional level: develop x functional market intelligence and capture in relevant tools (digital platform).
  • Develop this competitive watch on certain product platforms and countries with a Topline trends focus.
  • Cobuild Third Party Manufacturing strategy x functionnaly, in particular with D2D functions, and more specifically drive the Supplier development plans definition and implementation.
  • Connect supplier innovation proposals to Danone teams within Innovation programs and initiatives in order to leverage further Danone innovation ecosystem.
  • Ensure projects procurement activities linked to European projects: tenders, contract negotiation, to secure new product launches or resourcing projects on time in full.
  • Lead Efficiency agenda from ideation to projects prioritization.
  • Optimize supplier portfolio according to strategy.
  • Ensure performance improvement plans are in place and progressing for your suppliers
  • Lead SRM process for your pool of suppliers: Regular Business reviews, Supplier evaluation campaigns, Top To Tops.
  • Ensure Category compliance to fundamentals (Sedex, Contracts, etc)
Main Activities:
  • Market Intelligence / Competitive watch / Innovation scouting.
  • Category Strategy development
  • Fuel efficiency, growth and sustainability roadmap for 3PM category
  • Supplier selection and relationship management
  • Negotiation & Contracting
  • Business continuity plan & compliance fundamentals (SEDEX, contract coverage, etc)
About you:
  • You have obtained a 3-5 years’ experience within procurement in Danone preferably cross divisional (EDP, Waters, Plant Based, SN).
  • Knowledge about raw materials, packaging, finished goods sourcing, or marketing categories will be appreciated.
  • Language requirements are fluent in English, speaking other European Language would be a plus.
It would be great if you also show:
  • Strong Business acumen, consumer and brand value focus
  • Pioneering appeal – want to try new ways of working and delivering business growth
  • Cross functional leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, including community management
  • Strong level of autonomy
  • FMCG drive with a commercial mindset
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