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Global Sourcing Manager - CoManufacturing & Ingredients

Company: Godiva
Location: Reading
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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The Global Sourcing Manager - CoManufacturing & Ingredients implements the Global Procurement Strategy for Comanufacturing & Ingredients through sourcing and selecting suppliers, negotiating frame agreements - contract terms, pricing and SLA. He/She also follows up procurement activities related to Ingredients as well and manages existing supplier relationships and performance. He or she manages all procurement aspects of the NPD process to delivery in the warehouse for the relevant projects.


  • The Global Sourcing Manager CoManufacturing & Ingredients is responsible for managing the supplier portfolios for CoManufacturing & Ingredients, with a specific focus on North America
  • Managing the hedging process for key chocolate components and other ingredients and ensure recommendations are shared and approved by senior leadership
  • Support development and drive implementation of global procurement strategies for ingredients, creating comprehensive network of competitive suppliers supporting development of the company
  • Manage the Ingredient spend, with a strong focus on rationalisation of the supplier base and productivity projects.
  • Source and select suppliers, negotiate contract terms, SLA's and prices
  • Manage suppliers' relationships: SLA, quality issues, risks, complaints etc.
  • Coordinates global projects & sourcing activities
  • Coordinates procurement aspects of the NPD process for relevant projects and flow of information for the wider supply chain
  • Work on continuous improvement of the procurement process and policies


  • Support identification and implementation of new suppliers


  • Education: MBA, MSc or Bachelor in economics or business studies, supply chain or engineering. Procurement specialism is a plus.
  • Work experience: 6-8 + years of procurement experience in competitive procurement organization, focused on raw materials & commodity hedging, or an equivalent experience in the industry.
  • Languages: English mandatory, Mandarin, French or Dutch desirable


  • Commercial & Contracting Law
  • Critical understanding of P&L's and business analytics
  • Understanding of QA regulation aspects in Food Industry


  • Must have a collaborative style and an ability to persuade, motivate in all directions within the organization - to sell up, to motivate down and to cross sell to peers is essential to success.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Strategic thinker
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Good planning and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to thrive in multi-tasking environment
  • Can-do attitude, solution-oriented, not afraid to execute
  • Tenacity
  • Change agent

Godiva and affiliates, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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