Procurement Manager - Leading food manufacturer

Posted 6 February by Armstrong Lloyd

Permanent Senior level Procurement Manager - Food, Ingredients or Retail
Heathrow

Our client is a UK leading food manufacturer and supplier with numerous manufacturing and distributions centres across the country. Due to ongoing growth, an exciting permanent Procurement Manager vacancy has been created to be based from Heathrow.

As a strategic Procurement Manager you will be working in an established team reporting directly to the Head of Procurement.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic Category plans to actively manage the supply base and deliver value to the Group through cost savings, quality, efficiencies and service levels.

Key responsibilities
·Utilise Category Management principles to initiate and implement strategic plans for direct and indirect categories under your control
·Initiate and manage projects to reduce the cost base of the supply chain, enhance quality and deliver innovation within the marketplace
·Manage the tendering process for categories under your authority, ensuring the negotiation and implementation of best value contracts through pricing and quality, using a variety of approaches to tender
·Develop and actively manage strategic relationships with suppliers, ensuring business requirements are understood and met and that supplier performance is measured and regularly evaluated
·Source new products/suppliers as appropriate to support the Group's commercial offering, ensuring the necessary criteria are met in respect of production process, quality, delivery and costs
·Implementation and ongoing management of the benchmarking of materials and prices
·Work cross-functionally to ensure appropriate products, price & quality solutions are effectively sourced, implemented and sustained
·Develop and nurture strong relationships with internal stakeholders / customers. Generate insight into their motivation to effectively influence adoption of procurement strategies
Initiate and adapt to change within the business to effectively deliver improvements in the procurement process

The ideal candidate
·Strategic purchasing management experience
·Proven purchasing experience gained in either food manufacturing or with a large retailer
·Substantial experience of tendering and negotiating contracts with key suppliers
·Demonstrable planning and project management skills
·Ability to manage multiple tasks and complexity
·Robust stakeholder management approach

An exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, growing organisation offering the successful candidate ongoing development and future progression opportunities.

Benefits will include:

  • Attractive company bonus
  • Car allowance
  • 33 Days days annual leave per annum including Statutory and Bank Holidays
  • Family medical care
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Free lunch


Armstrong Lloyd is a specialist recruitment services provider. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to each individual applicant, regrettably only those selected will be contacted. We will, however, keep your CV and information on file for consideration against upcoming positions. If you do not wish us to keep your CV and information on file please state on your application.

Required skills

  • buyer
  • purchasing
  • food
  • procurement
  • category
  • ingredients
  • produce

Reference: 34405496

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