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Buyer - IT & Corporate Services

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**Buyer - IT & Corporate Services**
West London, Twickenham
£45,000 to £55,000 Per annum + Exceptional Bonus Structure, Private Healthcare, Pension and Holiday

The Organisation
A marketing leading FMCG organisation based in West London experiencing rapid growth and transformation are seeking to recruit a talented IT & Corporate Services Buyer to join the team.

The Role

- The successful candidate will be responsible for owning a spend of c £40m across IT and Corporate Services (HR, Travel etc).
- Identifying and selecting strategic supply partnerships, supplier management, commercial and contractual negotiations
- Development and implementation of new products and innovations across the indirect category.
- Cross functional internal stakeholder management with direct budget holders for assigned categories and wider business sectors.
- Delivering cost savings against the agreed sourcing strategies and reporting both bottom line and cost avoidance savings
- Performance managing strategic suppliers by developing service level agreements and key performance indicators
- Promoting best practice contract management
- Reporting compliance against procurement policy
- Communication to drive the procurement message home to internal customers around process and policy

The Candidate

Essential:

- Degree educated (ideally Finance, Business, Economics)
- Experience of operating in an indirect services procurement category (Ideally IT, HR Corporate services) within an FMCG Food, Drink or Consumer Durables organisation.

Preferred:

- Either CIPS/MCIPS qualified or working towards accreditation
- Experience in Global, EMEA, APAC, AMER etc supplier engagement
- Ability to plan, develop and execute successful category strategies
- Highly self-motivated with thirst for knowledge and self-development
- Proven stakeholder management skills with ability to influence senior stakeholders

UK Demand Planner

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The Organisation
A Multi-national FMCG business with a market leading product portfolio seeking to recruit a UK Demand Planner to lead, improve and develop the demand planning function.

The Role
The Demand Planners objective is to ensure that demand plan is enriched with market intelligence for UK (provided by account managers and marketing) to create additional value to the overall S&OP process. Furthermore, provide analysis for SC processes with the aim to identify and drive optimization opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Implement the central Supply Chain Strategy optimizing sales forecast accuracy in the Sales Unit and ensure efficient demand planning according to the group wide process in cooperation with the Central Supply Chain team as well as the Supply Chain teams of the Business Units.
- Provide challenge to local teams in sales numbers and future predictions
- Work with each business unit on forecast accuracy agreeing tolerance by business unit
- Evaluate promotional hit rate and fulfilment rate & planning stability 
- Understand how customer demand forecasts e.g. Tesco Connect can feed into demand planning
- Review slow moving & obsolete stocks and action
- Represent with major customers on Supply Chain initiatives / KPI’s / Develop relationships with major customers supply chain contacts to understand their KPI’s.  
- Generate relevant data and execute ad-hoc analysis for Supply Chain processes with the aim to identify and drive optimization opportunities.
- Define, agree and control all relevant service level agreements between the sales unit and external customers in the area of supply chain
- Ensure regular and accurate reporting of business performance in the country, allowing efficient sales steering and supporting business decisions meeting all agreed KPIs
- Represent at retail customers on SC efficiency / cost saving initiatives
- Follow closely trends in planning / supply chain and maintain solutions in coherence with the overall SC strategy

The Candidate

- Preferably Master degree
- A Minimum of 3 Years in an FMCG/CPG business within a Demand/S&OP role is essential
- Experience of NAV / SAP
- Proficient in MS Office (mainly Excel, Power Point) and Advanced Planning System
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to negotiate
- Capability to identify root causes
- Strong communicator
- Methodical & logical
- Good influencer
- Change agent
- Must be willing to adopt a flexible approach to working
- Ability to cope under pressure
- Persistent working style
- Self motivated

SEO & PPC Manager

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SEO & PPC Manager – Braintree / Bishop’s Stortford, Essex
£30,000 / £50,000 + Benefits

“SEO & PPC is like a CV, you polish and update in order to differentiate from others…”

You're probably expecting a really cheesy advert now, well in actual fact it's pretty simple…

Apply to this job if:

- YOU are an exceptional SEO Manager or PPC Manager with strong commercial skills and client-side experience.
- YOU are looking for an exciting new challenge in 2021.
- YOU love the idea of working for a stable business which achieved enormous growth in 2020 despite the pandemic.
- YOU want to keep progressing and moving forwards in your career.
- YOU want to learn from some extremely experienced Digital Marketing professionals.
- YOU want to join a business is a market leading E-Commerce business (E-Commerce is the way forwards, we all know that now…)
- YOU want to join a business which isn’t effected by Brexit, in fact this business is thriving in these current market conditions.
- YOU want a varied role that comes with enormous career development potential.

The list could go on, but if you want to join an industry leading E-Commerce organisation with enormous growth potential, this could be the role for YOU. You'd be joining a newly created team as SEO & PPC Manager to help the business upskill their Digital Marketing team.

If this ticks enough boxes so far we'd love to hear from you to discuss in more detail. We know this is a tricky time to look for a new job so even if you haven't got a CV ready to go right now, that's OK – we can speak first and get the CV sorted later on.

Give Billy a call, text or WhatsApp on 07969 295 423 or send an email. 
Connect with Billy on LinkedIn: Billy Maddock

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