Director Technical & Sourcing

Job Type Commercial
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 30/1/2020
Vacancy Type
Salary £173,000 - £236,000
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday
35 hours per week
09:00 - 17:30

Please note this role will be based between both head office locations in Bracknell, Berkshire and Victoria, London.

As a business, we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you.

Duties & Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a Director of Technical & Sourcing to join the Trading leadership team.

In this role, you will:

- Use your expert commerciality to drive profit through inspirational, differentiated, products and wraparound services.
- Work in an agile and cross-functional way, being a leader in customer-centricity in all that you do.
- Relentlessly strive to maximise margin return and delight our customers across GM and Grocery setting the direction for technical, quality, sourcing and supplier management.
- Ensure the Partnership achieves best in class product quality with ultimate accountability for food and product safety, optimal supplier and sourcing relationships including accountability for new sources of supply to deliver Partnership's margin and differentiation objectives and lead a consistent commitment to the ethical sourcing strategy defined by our Head of Corporate Responsibility.
- You will have accountability for the ongoing development and performance of the Partnership's satellite sourcing offices in India and Hong Kong and manufacturing unit Herbert Parkinson in Darwen, UK through the Head of Sourcing
- Lead teams with accountability across a balance of customer and commercial metrics and a goal to execute and deliver in line with Partnership Strategy and support the delivery of Mission based outcomes where applicable.
- Lead teams where results are embedded in the broader customer vision and you are recognised for unparalleled collaboration in all you do and using your influence to safeguard Partnership reputation.

Job Requirements

Some of the primary accountabilities of this role include:

- Set clear intent, direction and guardrails within supplier management to achieve outcomes aligned to the Partnership strategy.
- Empower and support teams to make decisions and resolve challenges.
- Own business processes, frameworks and tools within your area, continuously improving them to drive efficiency and effectiveness.
-Support Profession Leads to build capability and establish ways of working to deliver customer & business outcomes.
- Enable Partners to feel they have a voice in our business.
- Set the technical vision and strategy for Partnership that ensures our Brands meet all product, legal, quality, safety and performance requirements. Accountable for food and product safety.
- Set vision and direction for the sourcing and supplier management strategy, driving the most commercial value from our manufacturing business, Herbert Parkinson, and our International Sourcing Offices for the Partnership.
- Accountable for protecting our brand through effective risk management and legal compliance; approves commercial standards, policies and processes to enable delivery and compliance.

Please see attached job description for further information.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

To be considered for this role, you must have the following experience/skills:
- Both Technical and Trading/Sourcing experience
- Experience of managing large groups of People

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Experience in food tech safety
- Experience in factory audits

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