Established in 1946, Ramsden International has grown to supply over 600 customers in more than 130 countries with British groceries. With the largest product portfolio in the industry, offices in 7 countries and an unrivalled service offering, Ramsden offer much more than a supply of products and the business has an ambitious strategy to continue this growth. In a newly created role, there is now an exciting opportunity to recruit an experienced Procurement and Supply Chain Director to join the Board.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the role will develop, lead and execute the Procurement and Supply Chain strategy for the business and take ultimate accountability for the end to end delivery of products and services worldwide. The position will lead the strategic relationships and negotiations with all suppliers across the supply chain as well as manage a team of leaders across Procurement, Product Data & Compliance, Operations, Logistics, Customer Service and Marketing and Own Brand functions. Given the diversity of the functions and the global customer base, the role is a vital strategic leader within the business and as a key member of the Executive team of Directors, will play an integral part in collectively shaping, developing and running the business.
To be suitable for this role candidates will be experienced in the strategic leadership of an FMCG buying function from a Wholesale or Retail background with a deep understanding of end to end Supply Chain management. Candidates will demonstrate a relevant track record of contract negotiation and supplier relationship management with in-depth knowledge of category management. Importantly candidates must be a strong leader who can inspire, coach and develop a large and diverse, multi-function team quickly gaining credibility, respect and confidence. Candidates will have excellent commercial intellect demonstrating the ability to think strategically and analytically, identifying areas of change with a positive, ‘can-do’ approach to testing new ideas and embracing change.
For more information about this exciting opportunity please contact either David Macaulay or Darren Houghton at Eden Search & Select on 0113 8346634 or email@example.com. Eden Search & Select are managing all applications on behalf of Ramsden International.