Group Purchasing Manager (TLS)
Lead purchasing activities and projects within a specific purchasing category (Top Line Services: Co-packing, Co-Manufacturing, POS, Overheads, Media, BTL, Research, etc) in order to ensure best quality and consistency of purchased services/materials at optimum cost and desired high level of quality from suppliers. Develop and implement strategies to drive Danone Russia competitive advantage in supervised purchasing category.
·Operational Management of Co-Packing and Co-Manufacturing for Danone Russia & CIS with budget circa 1bl RUR. Outsourcing research, production start-up, operational models for all outsourcing activities, day-to-day management, value optimization;
·Defines and implement clear mid- and long-term purchasing strategy within a specific purchasing category (> 100ml EURO) in line with Danone Russia strategic objectives and outlines tactics to achieve the stated goals;
·Participates in cross-functional taskforce to support new business activities in order to drive business initiatives for Danone Russia;
·Manages development and purchasing process for the group.
·Defines the purchasing methods and the instruments for the specific markets;
·Participates in defining the company purchasing budget for the specific category
·Ensures optimal sourcing in terms of cost, timing and business security
·Ensures implementation of the cost optimization projects;
·Manages supplier relationships and supplier development; evaluate suppliers performance;
·Seeks for and brings to business opportunities for innovation projects
·Manages and coaches a team, plays direct role in their professional / personal development. Analyzes and improves team performance;
·Drives and implements continuous improvement programs that positively impact Key Business Indicators.