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Supply Manager, Nourish MET

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Location: Gebze, Kocaeli, TR, 41480

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Position Overview


Are you inspired to contribute your expertise to a global leading Flavors & Fragrances organization?  

IFF is inviting a passionate and results driven individual to join our Procurement division as Supply Manager Nourish, MET.


What you will contribute and lead


As Supply Manager, you will be responsible for sourcing and vendor management to support our MET Taste facilities.


You will lead and manage local sourcing for the assigned plants and regional sourcing portfolio in accordance with Global Procurement policies, systems, and procedures. While contributing to the execution of the Global Procurement strategies, through active participation on assigned Category Excellence Teams, you will be responsible for supply and service assurance and vendor management of spend to support operations. You will be responsible to develop and execute business continuity plans to mitigate supply risks in close collaboration with commercial, creative and application and operations team. You will also lead the productivity and margin improvement agenda with finance, commercial, C&A and manufacturing.


The Supply Manager is also responsible for maintaining price and source list in system for raw material spend. Resolving and reconciling of price discrepancy, supply disputes with vendor to support site demand, meeting customer request in the most cost efficient and effective manner are key deliverables for the role. You will be a key contributor for Global procurement policies and procedures implementation.

Your Focus


•    Understand the MET regional market dynamics, economic situation, and business practices 
•    Monitor and manage performance of direct spend for the assigned locations / portfolio and ensure continuity of supply for designated sites of responsibility 
•    Work closely with planning and manufacturing division to address potential supply shortage
•    As a member of the Category Excellence Teams (CETs), contribute to the execution of Global & Regional Procurement strategies by bringing in market intelligence and opportunities to optimize costs and drive productivity savings
•    Provide support to Commercial and Creative teams as required for day-to-day requirements and strategic initiatives
•    Build and manage internal relationships with key stakeholders in Creative & Applications (C&A), Operations, Sales, Finance, Legal, Quality, and GRA divisions 
•    Represent IFF MET Procurement as key liaison for external relationship management with suppliers or/potential supply partners to ensure smooth and efficient execution of purchasing strategies 
•    Lead the development of area-specific strategies in managing local / regional purchase portfolio 
•    Develop supplier network to ensure continuity of supply and cost competitiveness 
•    Oversee data maintenance integrity – on various purchasing system such as SAP, Ariba, BW, supplier contact info, plant IPC assignment and commercial costing database 
•    Provide lead or support for entering MRC (Material review committee), plant extension, corporate documentation, payment terms, and data report generation 
•    Manage budget and forecast cost of raw materials 
•    Develop and implement action plans for others. Provide opportunities for developmental experiences and prioritize work for maximum impact
•    Provide critical feedback to subordinates, identifying strengths and opportunities to drive performance. Identify succession candidates, coach and monitor progress for talent development. 


About IFF


We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking "what if?" That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages. Our 7,300 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products. 

About You

• To be successful in this role, you should have minimum 8-10 years’ experience in the Flavors & Fragrances industry, FMCG or other related industry within a Procurement function. You should have solid experience in sourcing, supply chain or suppliers’ management and excellent knowledge in procurement best practices 
• A CPSM with bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, Science, Supply Chain, or any other relevant discipline from a reputable institute will be essential
• With proven track record in strategic sourcing in a similar capacity, you are equipped with deep understanding of procurement and key supply markets, for both direct and indirect sourcing. CAPEX, production operation management or quality management experience will be advantageous
• With strong knowledge of the market, economy, and business practices, you should have expertise in raw material direct sourcing, preferably with good supplier network
• You are well versed in financial analysis, legal framework, business drivers and have the ability to engage cross-functional teams for project management and priority delivery
• Ideally you should have team management or development experience apart from strong interpersonal and communication skills to work across different levels. Due to scope of work and local vendor management, you should be preferably bilingual in both English and Bahasa language. You are proficient to work in ERP environment including SAP, BW
• You should be comfortable working in a B2B environment with a positive, self-driven or results oriented attitude with a strong bias for customer service. Strong teamwork, customer orientation, effective time management skills with proven ability to oversee all assigned projects and meeting deadlines are highly desirable. You should be motivated enough to work in matrix organization & flexible to work in different time zones as we are organized in a truly global and geographically dispersed manner.