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Senior C&p Manager

Danone - Melbourne, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
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Senior C&P Manager


Working closely with the General Manager of our Dairy business as well as the VP of purchasing, this varied role will see you take full ownership of the sourcing, negotiating and relationship management with Danone suppliers and third-party manufacturers. With the assistance of one direct report, you will work towards cost saving for the business whilst ensuring all quality and service delivery expectations are met.

Your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Full management of our different supplier agreements as well as the management of our third-party suppliers including budget and cost management
  • Using previous knowledge, source new suppliers for Danone to work with, including the negotiation of cost and terms of business in line with the organisations strategic priorities
  • Benchmarking of all existing and prospect suppliers to ensure that Danone has the right coverage in services across the business and that they are the most cost effective and efficient solution
  • Develop all roadmaps for procurement, reflecting the organisations priorities in partnership with the senior leadership teams
  • Management of one direct report including development conversations, training and performance reviews. Acting as an indpiring lader to develop our internal talent

This is a very varied role with many shifting priorities. The next incumbent of this position will be comfortable working in an agile way, develop meaningful relationships with internal leadership teams as well as external suppliers and be able to think commercially to drive the best outcomes for the business.

Ideally you will have:
  • At least 4 years' experience working within a sourcing or procurement role
  • Demonstrable experience working within the FMCG industry in a similar position
  • Bachelors Degree in either Business, Operations or Procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to manage often difficult conversations
  • Excellent financial knowledge and a commercial acumen that allows you to identify any risk or opportunity
  • Previous project management experience

Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it's all up to you.

Working here you'll need to enjoy fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging.But it's packed with opportunities. You'll work with some of the best known brands in the world such as YoPro, Activia, Aptamil and Karicare, and we absolutely guarentee that you can just be yourself.

Always looking to bring the outside in to continuously improve our ways of working as well as our Danoners day to day experiences, we have been awarded -
  • Great Place to Work accreditation - a globally recognised programme where we feature as one of Australia's top places to work
  • 2020 Finalist in the Australian HR Awards for the category "Employer of Choice"
  • Winner of the 2020 Employer of Choice awards through the NZ HRD Awards
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Here at Danone we are passionate about the investment of our people. We commit to working with you to outline your development pathway through a variety of learning opportunities that will provide you with exposure to various areas within a global FMCG organization with a strong heritage.

We also offer:
  • Offices based in St Kilda close to public transport and parking available
  • Family feel environment with the opportunity to network
  • Annual performance based bonus
We believe everyone has talent, something which comes natural to each individual. Your uniqueness is something which brins both excellence as well as energises you.