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Category Purchasing Manager - Packaging

Posted 12 December 2017 by Distinct Recruitment Limited Easy Apply Ended

Kanes Foods has been at the forefront of the prepared produce industry for many years. We supply fresh salad, stir fry, and coleslaw products to retailers and the restaurant sector.

Our passion at Kanes Foods is to be Britain’s leading supplier of healthy, tasty and convenient meal solutions for everyone, delivering best value with integrity.

Our people are what makes Kanes special and everyone at Kanes Foods is committed to developing healthy meal solutions that give shoppers greater choice without compromising on taste or quality

We’re growing, and as sales continue to go through our bio-diverse wildflower grass roof, so too do the demands on our procurement team.

We’re on the lookout for a Category Purchasing Manager to look after our packaging category, covering a range of spend including flexible, rigid, thermoform, labels, and board. The rest of team look after purchasing raw materials and ingredients.

You’ll get plenty of challenge in the category; we use up to 600 SKUs sourced from a range of UK based suppliers. It’s also category that’s almost doubled in spend over the last year.

There’s a chance to focus on strategy around our packaging spend, from cost-management and negotiating terms, through to developing long term supply agreements and supplier strategy. The day to day is looked after by a Purchasing Assistant, who you will be managing.

If you’re feeling a little stale (unlike our fresh products, some of which we grow ourselves!) and would love a fresh challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

To hear more about this role, you can apply via this job advert, or contact Joel Stevenson at Distinct Recruitment, who are handling the recruitment of this position.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Required skills

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Packaging
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • CIPS

Reference: 34012428

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