Dairy Crest picks Proxima for outsourcing contract

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Dairy Crest has chosen Proxima, the procurement services provider, to manage some £250 million of spend,  focusing on indirect costs in areas such as fleet and logistics, corporate services and supply chain.

Dairy Crest’s brands include Cathedral City Cheddar cheese, Clover, Country Life and FRijj. It also delivers milk to around 750,000 households.

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Proxima’s role includes identifying and implementing 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.

Simon King, Dairy Crest’s procurement director, 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.”

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