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Buyer ( SEA)

Requisition ID 36727
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CST1
Posting Type LI

 

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

Reporting into the SEA Senior Procurement Manager, the Taste Buyer will be accountable for plan and execute regional sourcing activities with the goal of achieving significant cost reductions, while maintaining & improving product quality and vendor service levels, across predominantly Direct Materials and some Indirect areas in SEA.  The role will also require close collaboration and positive relationship building cross-functionally in Kerry to deliver key strategies for sustainable growth.  

 

                                                                                                  

Key responsibilities

  • Purchase materials/services in-line with special cost, quality and delivery targets 
  • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact business operations 
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes, projects 
  • Perform assessment activities such as monitoring market trends, competitors’ strategies and markets 
  • Negotiate contracts, improve pricing and terms of purchase with suppliers and review new opportunities to make business savings 
  • Track and analyse performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact on technology and/or country P&L. 
  • Assist with / lead vendor selection and negotiation process for regional vendors 
  • Recruit and maintain suppliers who will provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally in the region to implement category-sourcing initiatives 
  • Perform end-to-end activities relevant to procurement of assigned Category and negotiate complex requests for materials 
  • Consistently look for ways to improve and streamline processes to continuously improve and add value to the business
  • Lead and execute E-Tenders for spend categories in Indonesia
  • Ensure categories are contracted in line with the sourcing strategy to avoid maverick buying 
  • Ensure master agreements are properly codified into local contracts for the region 
  • Prepare and issue purchase contracts and change notices 
  • Prepare and review contracts, bids, proposals and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price and acceptability of items to specifications 
  • Review and resolve vendor claim and contracts for conformance to company policy 
  • Work side by side with MDG on SKU consolidation programs and regional category transformations
  • Project Manage and coordinate large projects

                                                                                         

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university with minimum of 3-4 years of regional, Procurement-specific experience in a Global, Manufacturing organization
  • Experience working in FMCG industry preferred; with flavours and flavour chemicals purchasing experience as a key experience needed for this role. Other experiences in Indirects and other direct materials will be an added advantage.
  • Have experience in running E-Tenders and in managing and forecasting commodity prices 
  • Should demonstrate a proven track record in risk management, strategic procurement, negotiation and achievement of cost reductions
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa is essential both written and spoken; additional language skills will be an added advantage

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