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Indirect Material and Services Sr. Buyer

Requisition ID 12940 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-PCA1 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

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
Key responsibilities
  Responsibility for spend within the IMAS categories
  • CAPEX projects execution
  • Develop strategies for the IMAS categories and implement successfully
  • Ensure strategies support the greater Kerry business agenda
  • Coordination of these strategies across the sub-region and internal business units
  • Supplier Relationship Management and strategy development
  • Participate in & run negotiations
  • Working Capital Management
  • Design through to deploy for savings projects, supplier initiatives, IMAS category strategy
  • Supplier Benchmarking


Qualifications and skills
  • University Degree in Business, Engineering, Procurement, or related field.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Office Skills
  • 5+ years Procurement Experience (or relevant Business experience)
  • Working knowledge SAP, Sap BI / BW experience, Salesforce.com an advantage
  • Strong knowledge and experience with CAPEX projects
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to integrate and work effectively with people at all levels, functions, and cultures
  • Team-oriented with a flexible approach to working styles and management types
  • Focused, results-oriented and able to challenge the status quo to achieve both the medium and long term KPI levels;
  • Self-motivated with an ability to undertake a wide range of activities and move quickly between different tasks
  • Clear focus on meeting task deadlines
  • Strong numerical and data analysis ability in order to produce and interpret adhoc reports from raw data
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to operate within a virtual team
  • Proven Track record of taking initiative where required, and delivering against set KPIs.

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