Global Sourcing Manager Food
Marley Spoon is a well-funded Berlin-based startup that is re-inventing the food supply chain, providing mass customized food experiences. We are an English speaking and international team made up from seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals.
Marley Spoon is bringing delightful, market fresh and easy cooking back to the people. Our chefs create inspiring and mouthwatering recipes every week. You select what you would like to cook and we deliver the recipes and all the ingredients you need. We use technology to re-invent the food supply chain while reducing unethical food waste and directly connecting consumers with quality producers. In order to achieve this, we are solving challenging problems in taste profiling, behavior prediction and real-time logistics. But in the end it’s simple: We started Marley Spoon because we love cooking and we love eating.
Marley Spoon is currently operating in the US, Europe and Australia. We are looking for an experienced Global Sourcing Manager Food leading the Common Sourcing Food Team in Berlin.
The role & responsibilities
Define the Common Sourcing Strategy Food 2018 per category and the enablers to implement the strategy in all markets with the support of the local procurement teams.
Analyze and determine cost reduction opportunities by leveraging volumes and optimizing the supplier base across multiple product groups and countries.
Lead the small team (2 FTEs) and setup 1:1 meetings, goals and succession planning.
Improve COGS via strong negotiations (tendering, auctions) to reach product margins
Build the Global Procurement Playbook for CS Part which is the guideline for all Procurement Teams.
Support the end to end food supply chain (MRP) by driving service, quality and continuous performance
Manage Supplier Relationships, ensuring continuous performance improvement and implementing the necessary action plans, (e.g. delivery time & quality improvements)
Work together with Marketing & Finance team to forecast the demand and lock in volumes with suppliers
Negotiate Framework Agreements with suppliers (SLA’s)
Setup joint business planning and lead performance review meetings for key suppliers (measure vs. KPIs)
Manage with the team the admin tasks including SLA’s, Listing Cards, Purchase Orders (PO) and Invoicing
Work closely with the Marketing team on supplier & packaging story-telling.
This is you
Have minimum 5 years’ Food Procurement experience in a FMCG environment or the hospitality industry for example purchasing manager, category manager, buyer or sourcing manager
Driven to achieve highest quality in daily work and constantly improve customer satisfaction
Have demonstrated the ability to negotiate, to source products and influence with cross functional and external stakeholders in current and / or previous roles
Have a proven track record of sound commercial acumen and proven ability of delivering against KPIs within previous roles.
Experience in building and managing supplier relationships
Strong ability to develop procurement processes and procedures
Ability to use customer insights and data to make strategic and commercial business decisions
Strong problem solving & multi-tasking skills and attention to detail
Team player and good communication skills
Strong food knowledge (trends, channels etc)
Passion for food and cooking a must
Ability to work under pressure
Entrepreneurially-minded and self-starter
Fluent in German and English a must