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25 July 2014 | Gurjit Degun
Procurement outsourcing provider Proxima is to manage £250 million indirect spend for dairy products firm Dairy Crest.
The company has been appointed on a multi-year deal to manage the costs of all indirect categories at Dairy Crest. Under the contract, which began last month, Proxima will manage categories such as fleet and logistics, corporate services and supply chain.
Proxima will also "identify and implement initiatives to enhance the commercial value" of Dairy Crest's supplier relationships as well as the management of indirect categories in support of the company's wider long-term strategy.
"At the heart of this approach is the objective of improving performance and aligning the benefits of success across the entire organisation and supply chain," explained Proxima.
Dairy Crest procurement director Simon King said: “Proxima demonstrated expertise across all categories of indirect spend at Dairy Crest. Coupled with the ability to deploy specialists in a quick and flexible way and a pure focus on procurement, we are looking forward to working together to deliver significant results.”