Brown-Forman Purchasing Manager, UK & Ireland in London, United Kingdom
Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager, UK & IRL & GBS PTP Europe Procurement Lead
Location: London Office
At Brown-Forman, we enrich the experience of life, in our own way, by responsibly building beverage alcohol brands that thrive and endure for generations. Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies. By expertly combining five behaviors (Be Curious, Be Courageous, Be Collaborative, Be Creative, Be a Champion) with our vision and purpose, we seek to create an enduring and growing Brown-Forman UK.
This exciting role of Purchasing Manager, based in London, will be responsible for managing and controlling Brown-Forman UK’s whole chain of purchasing activities, including Sales and Marketing materials in addition to all other related purchasing activities for Brown-Forman’s UK operation. The successful candidate will establish an effective and trusted business partnering with Brown-Forman’s UK, European Supply Chain, and GBS leadership teams, as well as a wide range of internal customers across all departments within Brown-Forman.
Implement, control and execute the purchasing process, communicating with suppliers and carriers to ensure that specified delivery dates are met while reviewing and resolving any claims and complaints
Procure goods and services at the best cost while meeting quality specifications, effectivity tracking purchases and deliveries and driving spend towards preferred suppliers
Identify, select and negotiate with new and existing providers and vendors that meet Brown-Forman specifications, according to the corporate sourcing strategy
Builds effective, consistent, and equitable supplier relationships while maintaining high ethical standards, performing periodic supplier reviews to ensure performance standards are maintained
Works closely with colleagues across all departments in B-F to understand their needs and to ensure consistent availability of materials and services, at the right quality, quantity, and time
Provides strong leadership and direction to one direct report (local/country buyer), acting as a role model of B-F values and culture and supporting team development
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related field and have extensive experience in Procurement and tender management. Previous experience in wine/spirits or luxury FMCG industries is preferable.
Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance.
We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. In Brown-Forman UK, some highlights of the competitive benefits we offer include, but not limited to are medical/dental insurance, flexible-working options, product allowance and gym membership; along with global career opportunities.
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
Business Area: Global Production
Req ID: JR-00001053