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Regional Procurement Manager Third Party Manufacturing (3PM)



Regional Procurement Manager Third Party Manufacturing (3PM)

Placement Malaysia for Malaysian

Placement Thailand for Thai

Travel 25%


About us!

We are on a mission to help people eat healthy and to reduce carbon footprint through the power of plants! If you would like to join us, read on!


Your Role

  • The Regional Procurement Manager 3PM is responsible for the regional 3PM category and strategic projects within the Global 3PM network.
  • This role is based Thailand or Malaysia


Key Responsibility Areas

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for the 3PM (Third Party Manufacturing)/ outsourcing manufacturing category
  • Support in delivering Value Improvement Programs (cash and savings) across suppliers
  • Analyze production cost and create benchmarks for make or buy decisions together with the SC and Category finance teams
  • Prepare and conduct negotiations and tenders, and manage commercial relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Scouting for new suppliers that are fit for purpose and in line with the Supply Chain strategy
  • Build market knowledge on trends, market capabilities, strategy shifts, geo-political influences to provide market insight to internal stakeholders and support strategic decision (brining the outside in)
  • Deliver on key financial targets such as gross margin improvement through savings and cash flow improvement by applying (e.g.) smart buying tools
  • Act as first point of contact for cross functional teams as quality, R&D, legal, Finance etc. as projects require
  • Optimize the current 3PM network
  • Execute sustainability agenda
  • Support the roll out of the best-in-class quality procedures for the 3PM’s
  • Support stakeholder with indirect contracts negotiations representing Procurement locally


Skills and Experience Required

  • To be successful in this role, you will have strictly minimum 5 years of procurement and strategic sourcing experience in outsourcing to 3PM in food is a must.
  • You have excellent knowledge of the Middle East and South Asia 3PM setting.
  • A track record of delivering consistent year-over-year savings, ideally combined with experience in consumer food environments.
  • You have an MBA or a Master’s degree.
  • You have strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • You are a self-starter, results oriented and able to engage with senior stakeholders.
  • Proficient in both verbal and written communication in English
  • Enjoy working in a virtual and multicultural working environment


Your Personal Power!

  • At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.
  • Culture
  • We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers. If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the CPG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!