European Fish Buyer

Employer
Nomad Foods
Location
TW14 8HA, Feltham
Salary
£Competitive
Closing date
13 Nov 2020

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European Fish Buyer - Feltham, Middlesex

Overview

Nomad Foods (NF) is the largest frozen food company in Europe and proud owners of a portfolio of leading brands including Birds Eye, Findus, Iglo, Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s. We manufacture, sell and distribute a range of branded frozen food products across 13 European countries with the UK, Italy, Germany, Sweden and France representing our five largest markets. With over €2 billion in annual revenues, NF offer products across multiple categories including frozen fish, vegetables, ready meals, poultry, pizza and potatoes. As the #1 player, Nomad Foods has a 14% share within Western Europe’s €25 billion savoury frozen food market and are more than two times the size of our nearest competitor.

Our central Procurement Team are responsible for all direct and indirect sourcing across Nomad Foods. The team strive to work with the very best suppliers in a way that’s responsible and an example of integrity, while ensuring the very best quality and service from our suppliers to ensure Nomad Foods can be best in class. The team work cross functionally with our local Supply Units, R&D, Food Technical, Finance and Marketing Units to ensure an integrated approach across Nomad Foods that can deliver our ambition for growth.

The Buyer’s main responsibility is to source from both European and Global markets for both current products and New Product Development (NPD) for their category to ensure constant supply to our 13 manufacturing sites. Working in close collaboration with internal stakeholders across all departments and suppliers, our Buyers will deliver excellent customer service to their markets and promote and support the Nomad Foods Procurement strategic plan.

The role of Buyer for Fish will have direct responsibility for a portfolio spend of up to €20m supporting on the Cod, Haddock and Saithe portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Managing a wide range of suppliers & products across your portfolio, ensuring that you are sourcing in line with Nomad Foods procurement vision and polices
  • Procuring fish raw materials and finished products from sustainable & approved suppliers that provide Nomad Foods with a competitive advantage and ensuring that our sourcing decisions are informed and provide Nomad Foods and its consumers with the best products to earn a life time of loyalty
  • Work closely with local Sourcing units (Factories or Markets) and their planning teams to forecast demand and ensure enough inventory levels are available to meet production requirements
    • Interpreting reports to assess supply requirements for your portfolios
    • Implement and run relevant sourcing events
  • Work closely with local Marketing units (MU) and their planning Teams to understand their full business requirements and deliver a strategy aligned to this
  • Work with our Procurement Support Team to ensure contracts are set-up and processed
  • Support the implementation of NPD and Existing Product Development (EPD)
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Monitor and advise accordingly on issues with supply which present a risk or opportunity
  • Build and maintain trusted internal and external stakeholder relationships, ensuring a professional and consistent approach is taken
  • Manage the category budget, working with Senior Buyer to forecast monthly, to identify Total Price Variance (TPV) versus budget
  • Value Creation: use market and product expertise to generate Value engineering and Productivity Plans (part of the NF’s Fuel for Growth Programme (F4G)

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a procurement function
  • Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of market and Supplier fundamentals
  • Demonstrates an awareness of value chains & cost drivers
  • Demonstrates an awareness of NPD sourcing / Value engineering cost-out initiatives
  • A passion for food and driving sustainability within the industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of Stakeholders
  • Pragmatic personality
  • Tendering and contracting experience
  • Awareness of negotiation techniques
  • Ability to manage time effectively; prioritising tasks and working closely to set deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Understanding of relevant global markets and economic trends
  • Ambitious and creative about their career path and journey

Desirable

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial
  • Internship or grad scheme completed at an FMCG/Retailer or similar
  • GAP Partnership training or similarMulti-Lingual (E.G. German, French, Spanish or Italian)
  • Use of e sourcing tools
  • Use of commodity tracking software
  • Project management skills
  • Introductory knowledge of SAP purchasing modules
  • Familiar with performance measurements and review for Suppliers
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel

 

We are Nomad Foods, the largest frozen food company in Europe where we are proud owners of a portfolio of leading niche brands which includes Birds Eye, Findus and iglo. We manufacture, sell and distribute a range of branded frozen food products across 13 European countries with the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Sweden and France representing our five largest markets.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Nomad Foods was formed in 2015 following the acquisition of iglo Group. We are a NYSE listed company trading under the symbol “NOMD” with the long term goal of developing a global portfolio of best in class food brands by growing organically and through strategic M&A.

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