International Supply Chain Manager - United Kingdom

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The International Supply Chain Manager (United Kingdom) supports new country growth and expansion within the U.K., Russia, and the European Union by establishing relationships with cost-effective local manufacturers capable of producing CKE specification products.

May perform any or all of the following duties:
Assists and supports franchisees to obtain and analyze competitive bids from suppliers.
Assists franchisees with negotiations on price points, quality compliance, payment options and delivery dates.
Assists and supports franchisees and CKE International Supply Chain Manager to complete contracts with approved suppliers proposing the most competitive package in conjunction with the highest quality, aggregation with existing supplier base to increase throughput and maximize minimum order quantities.
Identify and qualify potential strategic suppliers to gain Approved Supplier status by Quality Assurance department.
Develop a thorough knowledge of each targeted countries’ import capabilities (including restrictions and duties) from neighboring countries and well as from existing approved Global Suppliers.
Assist the franchisees and importers in working with local governmental agencies to complete documentation required to gain import approval on products originating from other countries.
Support the franchisee’s efforts to achieve targeted opening date by guiding the franchisee’s Supply Chain Manager function effectively through the start-up process.
Coordinate with franchisees and suppliers to maintain inventory levels on propriety items to support Limit to Time Offer promotions.
Participates in the development of procurement strategies including requirements planning, alternate sourcing, the timing of purchasing, inventory level adjustments and inventory liability management.
Maintains and updates necessary administrative documentation related to new and/or approved CKE suppliers and related Supply Chain Manager activity.
Coordinate with International Supply Chain Manager Agent and CKE domestic distribution for all US exports including items, projected order quantities as well as export certificates and/or documentation from the US.

Qualifications - External
Minimum five (5) years of related purchasing responsibility for a global QSR
Detailed knowledge of various food and packaging commodity markets
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong background in analysis both quantitative and qualitative
Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook applications, minimum
BS or BA Degree in a related field required

Fast paced, high volume of activity and a deadline driven environment

Constant interaction with internal and external partners by phone and/or electronic communications
Sitting for extended periods of time, using telephone, typing and/or operating a computer and/or mouse
International travels as needed approximately fifty (50) % (Traveling throughout Europe and Russia)

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