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STEVEN P.

Procurement Manager
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Last activity Jan, 12, 2021 06:44 PM
Industry: Food Production
  • United Kingdom, England, Liverpool
  • Overview

    A commercially astute senior procurement professional with experience encompassing several FMCG sectors including ambient, ready meals & bakery. Innovative and creative, with the ability to manage and motivate cross functional parties to deliver key business metrics, with a proven track record in purchasing. Driven to reduce costs and improve margin & efficiency across the supply chain, whilst promoting change and innovation, with a passion for continuous improvement throughout the wider business. A strong negotiator, with the ability to influence at all levels within a business.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

18 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

17 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries i can cover :

United Kingdom

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 18 year(s)
Transportation and Storage and Mail Services
Storage
Specialized warehousing and storage
Refrigerated storage
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Office machines and their supplies and accessories
Office supplies
Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
Meat and poultry products
Processed meat and poultry products
Seafood
Frozen fish
Shelf stable fish
Shelf stable shellfish
Dairy products and eggs
Eggs and egg substitutes
Milk and butter products
Cheese
Seasonings and preservatives
Herbs and spices and extracts
Vinegars and cooking wines
Sauces and spreads and condiments
Bread and bakery products
Bread and biscuits and cookies
Shelf stable bread
Cakes and pies and pastries
Prepared and preserved foods
Packaged combination meals
Frozen combination meals
Dried organic fruit
Frozen vegetables
Canned or jarred vegetables
Canned or jarred organic vegetables
Education
  • BSc Hons1991-09-01 to 1996-06-01

    Business & Maritime Studies
    Liverpool John Moores University

Past Experiences
  • St. Pierre Groupe | Consumer Goods

    2019-10-01 To 2020-02-01

    Procurement Manager

    • Development and execution of improved procurement strategies across the entire procurement function, in particular product sourcing, freight and warehousing.

    • Management of product costs across the life cycle of each product - negotiating initial costs, maximising logistics utilisation and monitoring / re-negotiating costs to reflect changes in commodity costs.

    • Negotiated an 8% price decrease versus initial cost by actively using commodity tracking software to proactively challenge pricing.

    • Maintenance and ongoing development of relationships with key strategic suppliers.

    • Responsible for holding regular meetings with supply partners to review forecasts and performance.

    • Experience in conducting risk analysis across the entire supply chain.


  • The Authentic Food Company | Food Production

    2018-11-01 To 2019-10-01

    Senior Purchasing Manager

    • Purchasing responsibility for a diverse portfolio of products including rapeseed oil, rice, sugar, herbs, spices, fresh and frozen vegetables & dairy products, along with packaging materials such as plastic trays, lidding films, sleeves and corrugated packaging.

    • Responsible for rationalisation of over 75 suppliers and the forward strategy on spend.

    • Negotiation of buying prices and contractual terms & conditions with a spend of circa £20m.

    • Tasked with the identification, introduction and ongoing review of new suppliers in order to assist with both NPD & EPD requirements.

    • Achieved a 40% saving on commodity spend of circa £1.2m by putting business out to tender.

    • Excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills with both internal & external stakeholders.

    • Designed and implemented vendor score-carding system for use in ongoing supplier appraisals.

    • Developed structured ways of working with suppliers to enhance efficiencies.

    • Responsible for ongoing forecasting of total price variance (TPV) to ensure product costing accuracy.


  • Princes Limited, part of Mitsubishi Corporation | Food & Beverages

    2009-04-01 To 2018-04-01

    Senior Purchasing Manager

    • Negotiation of buying prices and contractual terms & conditions, with an annual spend of circa £15m.

    • Achieved a £2m cost saving on category spend through the introduction of new suppliers & proactive negotiation when commodity pricing became more favourable.

    • Full P&L responsibility for the management of a diverse product portfolio of products within a successful strategic business area.

    • Increased portfolio profitability by 17% YOY by taking advantage of favourable currency spikes and key commodity price drops.

    • Delivery of turnover, volume and net margin in accordance with target KPI’s along with setting future budgets / financial goals as part of annual and 3-year commercial plans.

    • Leadership of a team of 3 buyers along with mentoring of junior staff members.

    • Management of finished inventory to optimise working capital and customer service level requirements.

    • Undertaking of quarterly supplier performance reviews, with emphasis on delivered service levels, quality issues and resolution of outstanding commercial issues.

    • Successful management of key strategic partnerships within a high-profile business area with key contacts at Director / owner level.

    • Responsible for the strategic sourcing and successful integration of both new products and suppliers into the company portfolio to increase turnover, profitability and to encourage increased price competition.

    • Responsible for the purchasing department’s quarterly audit submission for internal controls / internal Group audit purposes.


  • Princes Limited, part of Mitsubishi Corporation | Food & Beverages

    2004-10-01 To 2009-04-01

    Purchasing Manager

    • Responsible for the management of an annual procurement spend of over £30 million, divided between in excess of 15 suppliers, in 8 different countries, from Scandinavia and Faroe Islands to Southern Europe, North Africa and the Far East.

    • Tasked with the ongoing strategic development and maintenance of close supplier trading relationships to secure enhanced cost saving benefits.

    • Responsibility for the effective management of stock holding levels in order to limit working capital exposure.


  • Princes Limited, part of Mitsubishi Corporation | Food & Beverages

    2002-12-01 To 2004-10-01

    Trainee Buyer

    • Responsible for stock control of several integral SBA’s, with major focus on service level maintenance and limitation of working capital exposure.

    • Tasked with calling off stocks via SAP MRP system as part of a high-profile SBA.

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