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Procurement Category Manager - Bakery Ingredients Categories

ARYZTA Food Solutions Schweiz AG
Schlieren (ZH) Switzerland

4W

ARYZTA is for people who are passionate about what they do and doing it well. We take pride in our high quality, delicious food and in our leading position as the worlds number one frozen bakery.

Our employees are one of our key ingredients, and together they play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business. 

We are always looking for great people to join our diverse global team and we have opportunities spanning a wide range of areas including; Production, Logistics, Finance, IT, Sales, Quality, HR and much more. 

In ARYZTA, every day is different. If you are resilient, ambitious, and a team player, ARYZTA could be the place for you to thrive and grow in your career!

Procurement Category Manager - Bakery Ingredients Categories

Overall Purpose of Role:

A key member of the Direct Procurement Team, the Procurement Category Manager Bakery ingredients will be responsible for a spend of around €40m across 20 EU Bakeries.

The Bakery ingredient category management may be extended to the APAC region following the implementation of a Journey to simplification project in Europe.

The category manager will be responsible to develop, align & execute category strategies in the areas of Flour and Grain in a multi-site, multi-country environment. The Category Manager will also be responsible to develop and deliver a pipeline of initiatives, gain broad stakeholder support while acting as a catalyst for change and continuous improvement. They will need to create the supply network of the future in support of ARYZTA’s revenue growth plan by ensuring competitiveness and effective supplier relationship management.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the strategic sourcing plans for the category and subcategories which take into account both demand and supply-side considerations
  • Lead procurement initiatives with accountability to deliver savings and financial objectives in line with commitments agreed with internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with the Commodity Risk Management team to ensure alignment on cover and market views to optimize cover decisions
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to generate ideas and opportunities and ultimately ensure the category strategy, plans and initiatives are aligned to functional and business targets
  • Regularly review the impact of macro-economic, and “supply/demand” dynamics on the category, assessing trends and providing insights to the Procurement team and senior management on the impact of underlying cost drivers
  • Activate advanced sourcing levers and lead negotiations of commercial terms and T&Cs to ensure competitiveness for the bakeries across Europe
  • Maintain accurate supplier and pricing information in ERP systems as well as our cover position
  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders to reduce complexity and deliver value chain initiatives whilst maintaining or improving quality
  • Ensure suppliers are compliant with ARYZTA policies and measure compliance
  • Measure supplier performance and ensure they deliver value beyond price objectives as outlined in the ARYZTA Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) program.
  • Deliver functional objectives as defined by Head of Procurement – Direct Materials
  • Act as a key point of contact for the category or sub-categories for both internal and external stakeholders

Journey to Simplification:

  • Develop, manage and lead the journey to simplification
  • Ensure that Aryzta as a group takes full ownership of the bakery ingredient category leading to SKU simplification and cost reduction
  • Drive innovation through supplier partnership

 Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 - 8 years of experience in Procurement and Category Management
  • Experience in Bakery ingredient or food ingredient procurement is essential, preferably across multiple sites.
  • Experience in Category Strategy Development, Category Management and Strategic Sourcing
  • Experience or exposure to commodity risk management technics (e.g. market fundamentals and technical analysis, futures vs. physical cover techniques)
  • Fluency in English & German is required
  • Change management experience is highly desirable
  • International experience and strong intercultural working experience highly desirable to support Pan European working
  • Good project management skills and experienced in managing

 Competencies:

  • Strategic & Innovative Mind-set
  • Influencing and excellent relationship building skills.
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong analytical and Reporting capabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel & PowerPoint
  • German and English language skills desirable
  • SAP experience required

Your Application

At ARYZTA our employees are our number one asset and one of our  key ingredients. If you are interested in applying for a porisiton in ARYZTA please submit your complete application documents (CV and motivation letter).

We are looking forward to receiving your application on http://www.ARYZTA.com/careers or directly through this link:

Each of our candidates throughout the world deserves to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring, training, compensating, and promoting persons based on their individual talents and abilities. We embrace diversity and opportunities are extended to employees and prospective employees without regard to race, colour, gender, religion, age, natural origin, family status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, local, or international laws.