Head, Procurement and Trading

Country Foods Pte Ltd| Date Posted: 21-Nov-2020
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Senior Manager
Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

Head of Procurement and Trading is responsible for all procurement activities in support of sales and operations for Country Food. The job involves support the frozen commodities, raw material and finished and semi-finished products for direct sales or production. This function provides leadership, guidance, and direction to carry out business goals, compliance and personnel. The job will also include expanding the global trading portfolio including the support to the SATS groups of consumers. This role seeks a person that is able to transform and grow the procurement and training function to the next stage for Country Foods including within the exciting alternative protein space.

Job Description:

  • Procure frozen proteins and vegetables within the global market place in order to gain best value for the SATS group of companies
  • Ensure that all items procured follow the regulatory and quality standards
  • Ensure Halal certification and adherence is maintained at a high standard on an ongoing basis
  • Provide the business with market intel in a structured fashion to enable decision making for procurement and sales
  • Lead and build a team of high performing sourcing professionals supporting stakeholders across the South East Asia region in executing tenders, re-negotiations, large scale analytical exercises, and operational reviews
  • Set the strategic direction and priorities for the team in close coordination with the Head Global Sourcing and Procurement
  • Provide leadership and management as part of the Country Food leadership team
  • Manage and grow the global solutions team who will provide the trading capability
  • Manage all procurement operations requirement within Country Foods to ensure all purchases are effectively managed
  • Develop, manage and oversee RFx’s, along with detailed analysis
  • Manage tender evaluations, recommendations and approval
  • Negotiate commercial outcomes
  • Conduct and report on analysis of expected vs. actual outcomes ensuring service levels are met and assisting the business in ensuring service level issues are remediated
  • Any other duties as assigned by the management

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field with minimum 10 years of procurement experience in the food industry
  • Demonstrable trading experience including good knowledge of the protein markets globally
  • Experience in using and implemented procurement or trading systems
  • Good experience of source markets
  • Strong background in quantitative and critical thinking, and data analysis
  • Good understanding of procurement and related computerized systems, including ERP, mrp, etc
  • Good business acumen with strong bottom line orientation
  • Possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills to develop a common sense, practical approach to goals that emphasize teamwork and participation, with a proven record at recruiting, developing, and retaining key contributors
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and within the team




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