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ANZ Procurement E2E Operations Assistant Manager

ANZ Procurement E2E Operations Assistant Manager


At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Design and deploy Procurement sourcing strategy in ANZ by identifying suppliers in the market, working on qualification of new players, developing and implementing cost models and finding synergies within supply chain
  • Leading Procurement in ANZ issues/questions relating to procurement of raw and pack materials and business services
  • Prevent supply stoppages but handling diverse customer, supplier or operational issues when they arise
  • Manage and main supplier relationships in ANZ region
  • Security of key materials through the development of contingency plans and alternative materials and suppliers
  • Ensure timely inputs to global/regional Procurement team based outside of the cluster
  • Prepare information and analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis, to enable proper budgeting, cash forecasting and forecast variance analysis as needed
  • Delivery of cost savings and innovation agenda in the ANZ
  • Support the financial analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Min 5 year experience involving either procurement or supply chain or project management in an FMCG
  • Interest in sustainability and/or sustainable development / sustainable systems design
  • Great personal organisation skills, attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines in the multicultural environment
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts clearly (both written and in presentations)

Reporting Channel, Contacts and Travel:

  • ANZ Procurement E2E Operations Assistant Manager is part of NAMET, Africa Asia, Oceania & Russia reports to Head of Procurement NAMET, Africa Asia, Oceania & Russia
  • Internal: Procurement Global and Cluster teams, Supply Chain teams, R&D team, Legal team, Marketing team, Finance business partners
  • External: Suppliers: Commercial management and Top management (CEO’s) of Key Suppliers, Agents, professional organization, industry bodies and 3PM, NGO’s, advisors and benchmarking organizations and others
  • Travel globally for Supplier meetings, Industry meetings, project meetings and team meetings. Travel intensity as per job requirements

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

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.