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​Mediterranean Sea Head of Procurement m/f

GFIC is recruiting for a Regional leading FMCG company, Producing Powders, Culinery Products and Beverages, private owned with a long history, with a strong export, beeing present in almost 100 countries the

Head of Procureent m/f

Location: Mediterranean Sea

·     Very good english

·     working permission for the Europan Union

The Role

  • Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Procurement is accountable for leading the global procurement of raw, packaging and indirect materials of the company.  

  • The role will be responsible for sourcing, contracting, and mitigating risks by developing supplier relationships and identifying new alternatives. 

  • The Head of Procurement is entrusted to lead and develop a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of 10

  • procurement spend amounts to approximately €50 million (including other goods and services).

Key Accountabilities

New Product Development

  • Leads the support provided to the Research and Development function for the sourcing and procurement of raw materials and packaging materials required for product innovation and development.

  • Develops the procurement and sourcing strategy for new product development and ensures implementation and compliance.

  • Researches and advises on the latest ingredient and packaging trends and developments in the field of product innovation.

Procurement Raw  

  •  Develop and oversee the procurement and sourcing strategy for the key raw materials to support the master operations plan 

  • Direct the raw materials team in setting the right goals    

  • Ensure that the raw materials team has the right tools to engage with suppliers to achieve the desired outcomes

Procurement Packaging

  • Develop and oversee the procurement and sourcing strategy for the key packaging materials to support the master operations plan 

  • Direct the packaging materials team in setting the right goals   

  • Ensure that the packaging materials team has the right tools to engage with suppliers to achieve the desired outcomes   

  • Oversee support provided to the Engineering team

Supplier Relationship management    

  • Maintain key relationship with key suppliers (80:20) and leverage on relationships to the benefit of the company                            

  • Buying and supply chain

  • Partner with key internal stakeholders to drive cost optimisation projects 

  • Ensure the right supply chain services

  • Evaluate, adopt and maintain policies, procedures and internal controls and ensure compliance with internal and external requirements. Manage and mitigate risks. 

Structure & Lead the Procurement Team

  • Ensuring appropriate skill & culture set and talent development


Ideal candidate profile

Education with a technical Background

  •  Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Sciences, Commerce or equivalent

  • Master degree in Procurement, Engineering, Sciences, Supply Chain or Finance


  • 10+ years’ experience in a strategic sourcing or procurement environment ideally in the food or FMCG industry: demonstrated experience in a range of different spend categories and proven record as a Strategic Buyer in different categories

  • Strategy Deployment

  • FMCG is a must & Export

  •  Sophisticated manufacturing environments

Key technical skills

  • Development and implementation of Procurement Strategy (SST5)

  • Solid knowledge in managing supplier development initiatives & ability to lead supplier negotiations, contracts

  • Manufacturing (FMCG) knowledge

  •  Effective Internal and external stakeholder relationship management

  • Expert Risk Management & complex contracts negotiation

  • Solid ICT Skills

  • Proven track record in managing teams in complex organizations and developing key talents and people


we will only respond to shortlisted candidates

Your application:

Please send your application including CV, cover letter, salary expectation, references, Key achievements in your last role(s) start date by mail to Alfred Geiger:

·      if you need more informations do not hesitate to call me on +49 171-6448094 or send me a mail

·      We treat your application confidential and promise that we will never forward your documents to our customers without your permission


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