Procurement Manager

Boyceville, WI

Are you interested in working for a company that combines the benefits of a start-up with those of a large company?

Ohly is the third largest yeast extract producer in the world with sites in Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and deliver high-quality yeast-based flavours and specialty powders. Ohly is part of the $17.6bn turnover Associated British Food (ABF) Group. ABF is a broad portfolio of businesses which includes Primark, Ovaltine, Twinings, AB Enzymes, and is the world’s second largest producer of both sugar and baker’s yeast. ABF takes a long-term perspective on investment and performance, and stimulates entrepreneurship by giving high degrees of autonomy to operational businesses. This means that decisions are taken as close as possible to their point of impact allowing teams the freedom to act, in order to be successfully flexible and fast. ABF invests a great deal in selecting and developing the right people for Ohly and the broader ABF group of companies.

The Role & Your Tasks

As Procurement Manager you are responsible to plan and direct all aspects of the procurement function in relation to selected raw materials, chemicals, packaging items, outsourced services, energy, capital expenditures and MRO items. You are also responsible to maintain a focus on minimizing costs and optimizing working capital while maintaining quality and service as well as adhering to Ohly and ABF objectives and spend approval requirements.

Your Profile

You minimally have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field and minimal seven or more total years of purchasing experience, preferably in a food manufacturing company. Must have strong negotiation, analytical, and prioritization skills. Must have a solid understanding of accounting, excel and e-procurement. Preferred to have experience in international purchasing, warehouse management and a production environment.


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