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    • Supply, distribution and related managers
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    • Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager-Gum Base Commercial/Strategic Sourcing/ T3 SLO   Start date of advert: 20th March 2018                         End date of advert: 17th April 2018 Salary Offer: £50,000 - £75,000     BACKGROUND This is a newly created role as a result of the Mars/Wrigley Confectionery merger.  The role reports to the Global Category Director, Gumbase and is a part of the Global Strategic Sourcing team.   THE JOB -The Rubbers, being a critical component of Wrigley Gumbase formulas, has been historically procured from a single source, which created an unhealthy level of supplier dependency and significant availability risks for Wrigley manufacturing operations across the globe. -The primary purpose of this Commercial role is to focus on a development and execution of a strategy aimed at a diversification of a supply base and unlocking Productivity opportunities. -The role is accountable for developing the supply and supplier base for Gumbase across the short, medium and longer term horizon.  The incumbent will be working across functions and regions with R&D, Supply, SRA and Legal to develop and implement the strategy and an aligned supplier base to enabling a secured supply, best value, quality, sustainability and cash benefits.   KEY OUTPUTS   -In this role, you will be expected to: -Lead the development and execution of supplier and supply development strategy in Gumbase category -Create and deliver a strategic Commercial framework and strategy for the Gumbase category; e.g ongoing capabilities needed, new business models/approaches -Collaborate with relevant internal and external partners to identify and evaluate the different options for alternative supply development -Develop and enhance the set of selection criteria and governance process for potential partners and suppliers -In alignment with the cross-functional teams, select potential partners for robust and diversified Gumbase supply chain -Lead the cross-functional due diligence process, including but not limiting to assessment of commercial and technical capability, compliance to Mars Material Quality Management Standards, adherence to Mars Sustainability and  Responsible Sourcing program;  and negotiate mutually beneficial supply and IP terms -Lead development of JDA’s, other types of contracts and agreements, as well as contract based sourcing models with the partners, negotiations and follow through -Drive the Productivity Team and works with x-functional and global partners to identify and implement the value creation initiatives and deliver COGS 4% targets for Gumbase category -Develops Sustainability strategies for sourced materials and ensures suppliers’ compliance with the Social Responsibility Audit -Understand and provide input to SRA, Legal and Corporate Affairs issues key to the successful delivery of the Sustainable Rubbers development program -Identify and work with Legal to protect any IP that arises from the development program -Regularly update feasibility assessment as project progress. Flag and escalate risks and opportunities   QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES -Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred -Must have sourcing category expertise, experience in price risk management, supplier quality management and supplier relationship management -consumer goods company, experience to include: risk management, sourcing models and supplier management programs; structuring partnership and joint venture contracts. -Experienced in developing broad-based category or business strategies, involving collaboration with a range of stakeholders within the business.  -Proven ability to manage complex, global projects or complex challenges -Self- starter and problem solver with creative and innovative thinking -Experienced in leading change within an or
    • Required education skills:

    • Higher Training, Including Academic
    • Experience required:

    • Between 2 and 5 years
    • Contract duration:

    • Permanent
    • Type:

    • Full time
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    • Salary:

    • 50000 - 75000 GBP ()
    • Job vacancy Id:

    • 45491692