Overview

Value Delivery Manager- Indirects Job at Nomad Foods – Feltham

Overview:
The role will act as the right hand to the Head of Category in delivering their overall value agenda and be the face of the Fuel 4 Growth business transformation programme and operational manufacturing excellence programmes including make vs buy. They will be responsible for overall management and execution of projects with the support of their peers in the buying team. In addition, they will be supported by the Head of Value Delivery to drive consistency and best practice into all Stakeholder at manufacturing sites, in Marketing Teams and executive level engagement.

The role of Value Delivery Manager has arisen to help the Procurement Team to ensure execution excellence as the projects the Team looks to deliver increasingly become more technical and advanced in nature. The role will help the Procurement and the broader business leadership drive change more quickly and will support the existing Buying Team by providing more focus to their current roles.

Responsibilities:
Major Responsibilities:
Fully own and manage the pipeline of projects being delivered by the Indirects Team

Lead the cross functional ideation, feasibility, and project chartering of new opportunities

Complete financial forecasting in partnership with their finance business partner and execute cost savings projects

Collaborate with cross functional Teams in Procurement, R&D, Quality, Sustainability, CSR, MUs and SUs to ensure on-time and on-target project execution

Champion best practices, continually improving ways of working by collaboration with value delivery peers and the Procurement Excellence Team

Where required conduct supplier negotiations, bids, renewals to deliver annual awards for mega tender projects

Effectively manage relationships with manufacturing facilities

Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised

Assure high quality standards, on-time deliveries, bench costs and ensure food safety regulations & CSR requirements from all Suppliers

Key Accountabilities:
The role of Value Delivery Manager will be accountable for ensuring the execution of the project pipeline in their category area:

Actively manage the category project pipeline striving towards on target delivery

Ensure transparency of risks and opportunities in project and financial reporting to the relevant Head of Category, Head of Value Delivery, Chief Procurement Officer and the broader procurement leadership Team

Safeguard the delivery of identified synergies as the result of M&A activity the business may undertake

Facilitate opportunity identification between teams in Procurement, R&D, Quality, Sustainability, CSR, MUs and SUs to deliver >2% overall cost savings YoY

Major Responsibilities:
Fully own and manage the pipeline of projects being delivered by the Indirects Team

Lead the cross functional ideation, feasibility, and project chartering of new opportunities

Complete financial forecasting in partnership with their finance business partner and execute cost savings projects

Collaborate with cross functional Teams in Procurement, R&D, Quality, Sustainability, CSR, MUs and SUs to ensure on-time and on-target project execution

Champion best practices, continually improving ways of working by collaboration with value delivery peers and the Procurement Excellence Team

Where required conduct supplier negotiations, bids, renewals to deliver annual awards for mega tender projects

Effectively manage relationships with manufacturing facilities

Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised

Assure high quality standards, on-time deliveries, bench costs and ensure food safety regulations & CSR requirements from all Suppliers

Key Accountabilities

The role of Value Delivery Manager will be accountable for ensuring the execution of the project pipeline in their category area

Actively manage the category project pipeline striving towards on target delivery

Ensure transparency of risks and opportunities in project and financial reporting to the relevant Head of Category, Head of Value Delivery, Chief Procurement Officer and the broader procurement leadership Team

Safeguard the delivery of identified synergies as the result of M&A activity the business may undertake

Facilitate opportunity identification between Teams in Procurement, R&D, Quality, Sustainability, CSR, MUs and SUs to deliver >2% overall cost savings YoY

Operational Accountabilities

Ability to deliver on-going Improvement and Best Practices

Define and implement the necessary systems, tools and processes to manage the development of the Procurement function in its delivery of category management, acquisitions and future strategy, building from proven expertise and knowledge

Collaborative

Foster collaboration between the different key stakeholders in the business by building trust and ensuring participation

Network and build cross functional relationships across the business to support the procurement value agenda and project delivery

Strong Commercial Acumen

Identification of new savings and initiatives – supported by data analysis and stakeholder engagement

Benchmark current ways of working and leverage best practice from the ‘outside in’ to drive a programme of sustainable savings and continuous improvement to close gaps within the strategic areas of ownership or gain competitive advantage

Deliver financially viable projects that meet and or exceed all given targets and objectives

Project Management

Maintain and develop project tracking and management tools used by the business

Ensure transparency and rigour in project reporting and financials

Communicate progression, risks, issues, etc. with key Stakeholders and lobby decision makers to remove roadblocks

Qualifications:
Essential

BA/BS in Finance, Business, Economics Degree, Engineering degree or 7 years relevant experience within FMCG manufacturing environment

Excellent Functional procurement knowledge (4 years+ in relevant Procurement roles): Depth of different aspects of Procurement such as sourcing, category management with indirect experience

Breath / Depth experience in sourcing processes and procurement standard methodologies, with experience of implementing them in a global environment

Highly effective interpersonal skills – excellent negotiator and strong communication and influencing skills to all organisational levels and particularly at executive level

Demonstrated ability to develop credible business relationships with senior leaders and be organisational Savvy

Ability to translate complex situations into executive level communication

Results Oriented – comfortable setting and delivering against bold, stretch targets

Excellent MS Office skills (Advanced Excel /Word/PowerPoint)

Proven experience of developing best practice and ways of working

High level of personal drive and self-confidence to work autonomously, take the lead and drive own agenda

Proven experience of partnering across organisations at a Senior Level to manage complex business projects and agendas to drive business results

Proven track record of working ‘smart’ in order to deal effectively with a fast paced and changing business environment

Experience of challenging teams to push the boundaries of their role and change approaches if limiting

Actively demonstrates the ability to generate excitement through the communication of a clear vision and goals, using every opportunity to reinforce and align to it

Cuts through complexity to drive simple and pragmatic business solutions

Excellent communication skills

Energises other to make change happen

About the Company

Company: Nomad Foods –

Company Location:  Feltham

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