European Commodity Manager / Logistics and Freight

Core Talent Recruitment Limited
08 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Logistics Manager / European Commodity Manager / Freight Manager / Category Specialist

Manchester (with European Travel)

£65,000 - £85,000 pa. + Car Allowance + Bonus Incentive Scheme

Pension / Private Medical / Income Protection

25 days Holiday

The Role:

A new position is available to head up a European logistics division of an established global FMCG group. You will be tasked with driving all freight strategy (short to long term) - Internal and external across all group divisions.

This is a key strategic position that will see the successful candidate managing a multi million euro budget for all group freight costs. You will be tasked with maximising delivery in the following areas:

  • Strategic planning

  • Business Integration

  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Market Intelligence

The Person:

The suitable person for the European Commodity Managers position will have experience in the following areas:

  • Previously held full freight spend accountability within a manufacturing group

  • Strong tender/negotiating skills

  • Strong experience on land freight

  • Strong knowledge on Europe/continental logistics, not just UK. Working across boarders

  • Experience within an international company

  • Strong communicator, needs to influence stakeholders, change management

  • Manage large data, using tools to translate good and bad data

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree, MCIPS, APICS or other Supply Management related certification

  • Depending on the spend category, a relevant technical education is required

  • Experience of operating in a multi-site manufacturing environment

  • Proven negotiation skills

  • Project and change management skills

  • Must be self-starter, flexible and willing to travel

  • Desirable - Multiple Languages: English, French and German preferred

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