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Third Party Procurement Manager

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Procurement Manager within a global organisation? Do you have a background in FMCG, Pharma, Food/Drink?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Third-Party Procurement Manager based at our office in Folkestone, Kent.

The Procurement Manager is responsible for leading our European Procurement Strategy for the supply of Finished/Semi-Finished goods and services via a range of sub-contract manufacturers and C&D partners globally. They will lead a team of 3 to ensure that a range of suppliers is maintained to minimise risk to supply and provide High Delivery Performance, Right first time Quality standard, Competitive Total Costs and Innovation of both Product and Processes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Engaging with stakeholders in the creation and delivery of Strategies for specific spend categories using their input to close supply gaps

  • Identifying new suppliers through the Vendor selection process to support the Procurement and Global Business Strategy

  • Supporting R&D with the acquisition of Intellectual Property rights for formulae

  • Developing Supply Partnerships based on understanding, commitment and trust and secure these with appropriate agreements/contracts in line with our CARP (Contract Approval and Review Policy) ensuring compliance to Global Procurement and Global Manufacturing Policy

  • Supporting strategic direction to improve Responsiveness and Flexibility in the end to end Supply Chain

  • Leadership, coaching and education of the immediate Team to deliver:

    • New Product Introduction tasks from Procurement right time/right cost

    • Continuous improvement cost savings and G2G savings

    • Risk analysis and SRM

Regular duties include:

  • Creation of Supply Strategies and periodic review with Internal Partners

  • Supplier Relationship and Performance Management

  • Lead and Direct the sourcing of Innovation through existing and selected new suppliers

  • Team Development and Performance Management

  • Procurement Management Meeting

  • Monthly Reviews with US GMS Team

  • Supplier Sourcing Projects

  • Contract Selection and Negotiation

  • Monthly risk Analysis – Financial health report

  • Management Reporting – PPV, Brand Updates, Capacity plans

  • Annual Assessment of Price Movements in preparation for Standard Cost Setting

  • Review and validate NPI COG Estimates and Final Product Cost approval

  • New Business Awards to Suppliers

  • Support Supply & Demand Planning in avoiding or resolving potential out of stocks

  • Support/Commercial Leverage for Quality Team with serious Supplier Quality issues

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Third-party Procurement Manager, having worked within a multi-national organisation with a significant amount of cross-border working. They will also:

  • Be CIPS Qualified or hold another relevant Professional Qualification

  • Have proven Procurement experience with a track record of delivering strategies and cost improvements

  • Have a strong understanding of End to End Supply Chain within a pharmaceutical regulatory environment

  • Ideally have experience of Procurement Marketing, Engineering, Logistics and other General Indirect

  • Have a good technical understanding of both manufacturing processes and the packaging technologies associated with Personal Care and OTC Medical Devices

  • Be an experienced SAP user

  • Have excellent English both written and oral, other languages particularly French would be desirable

  • Have strong analytical abilities and the ability to resolve issues effectively.

  • Be a skilled negotiator regarding cost, relationships and contracts

This role will be based approximately 50% in the office and 50% working from home, it will require the ability to travel 10/15% of the working week.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus, life assurance scheme and membership of a health cash plan.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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