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Interim Contract Manufacturing Sourcing – FMCG – Bedfordshire

£400 - £500 GBP per day plus expenses


REF: NCM896060

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Excellent opportunity to work for an innovative, entrepreneurial, fast growing plant based global business.

My client is looking for an experienced Interim to support the business on a 3-6 month project to help them source new manufacturers for their new products.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Desktop and in-person research to find and evaluate possible manufacturing partners suitable for the business’s future needs and growth
  • Establish clear criteria for suitability - size, scale, allergen management, geographical location etc
  • Creating a database of suppliers suitable for future needs
  • Evaluating existing products and innovation pipeline against this database
  • Rank suppliers in terms of suitability for the businesses needs
  • Making recommendations for best-fit partners based on the company’s needs
  • Establishing a cost-base for comparison
  • Identify and shortlist tradeshows for future attendance
  • Initiating strong relationships where appropriate, on behalf of the business
  • Working closely with NPD and Innovation to understand their future requirements

What we’re looking for

  • Proven experience delivering defined short-term projects
  • Bags of experience in the global outsourced food and beverage manufacturing world - specifically in the UK, EU and USA
  • A self-starter who’ll understand what’s needed and can work independently
  • Great communication and relationship building skills
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to synthesise information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to form great working relationships at all levels of a business, both internal and external
  • The ability to represent the business externally
  • A whizz on Excel and Google sheets
  • Highly numerate and structured
  • Fantastic attention to detail

Get in touch to find out more

Ref NCM896060

Tel: +44 (0)1625 560778

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