Sourcing Specialist

Asahi UK
50000.00 GBP Annual + 00
20 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Asahi UK is more than just a beer company. We are the leading super-premium beer business in the UK driven through a compelling brand proposition including Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Asahi Super Dry, Meantime, Pilsner Urquell, our Belgian Abbey beer St. Stefanus and Polish brands such as Lech and Tyskie.

We are currently looking for a Sourcing Specialist to join our evolving and fast paced Procurement function based within our European HQ in Woking. Our Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for providing valuable assistance to the CHoP and Category Managers, as well as above-market procurement, finance and supply chain teams. With the opportunity to travel in the UK and in North West Europe for supplier visits.

Key Resonsibilites;

  • Active engagement with the stakeholders during the sourcing execution process
  • Performing category management, and act as a point of contact between the procurement organisation and product development, planning and supply teams globally
  • Assist in the development of Rfx
  • Prepare fact-based negotiation packages, in support of the Category Management team in the negotiation process
  • Support preparation of implementation plan
  • Coordinate the analytics and e-sourcing support from the Sourcing Analyst Pool, ensure that the requirement of the support is clearly defined, perform review of documents and resolve any issues
  • Develop category specific toolkits (i.e. excellence toolkits) and train Category Managers in adequate execution
  • Participate in internal and external analysis
  • Continuously track forecasted vs. actual savings according to the Asahi Value Tracking Process using the procurement Benefits Methodology

Your ideal background / experience:

  • Appropriate University/bachelor degree qualification is essential
  • A recognised qualification in procurement would be considered an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of Freight, Logistics & Warehousing spend areas preferred, with substantial professional experience in the same functional domain or other related positions
  • Proficiency in English essential

On offer is a competitive basic salary plus generous benefits package, inclusive of:

  • Annual bonus
  • Daily Lunch Allowance
  • 28 crates of beer per annum
  • Industry leading pension contribution
  • Healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 25 days holiday