Feed Supply Manager
BQP – the leading pig farming operation
Tulip Ltd and Dalehead Foods is part of the Danish Crown Group and is not only the largest processor of pig meat in the UK, but with over 350 partnership farmers, mainly in East Anglia, is the UK’s biggest pig producer through BQP. We are a totally integrated company and are proud of our “farm to fork” approach. The Agricultural team based at Stradbroke in Suffolk is made up of our team of vets, fields staff, technical and support staff working together to ensure that our supply chain from beginning to end operates within the highest standards of welfare, quality and efficiency.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Feed Supply Manager to join our Technical team based at Stradbroke and reporting to the Technical Manager. The overall purpose of this role is to ensure and oversee complete optimisation of feed raw material procurement and / or manufacture, and the delivery of such for Tulip Ltd.
Key Responsibilities & Main Tasks:
Management of all aspects of the Tulip Ltd feed supply chain
Lead contact with current suppliers of feed
Management of Tulip Ltd raw material books, and raw material purchasing and reconciliations
Lead contact with current suppliers of raw materials (including organic) and management of pricing agreements
Completion of mill audits and any follow up action
Waitrose Livestock Steering Group Responsible Raw Material Sourcing Project Coordinator
The successful candidate will also:
Develop close working relationships with animal feed and raw material suppliers
Drive feed and raw material initiatives within BQP and the wider Tulip Ltd supply group
Communicate to Tulip Ltd feed initiatives and points of difference on an on-going basis
Develop relationships with industry bodies to ensure that we are involved in / close to relevant industry projects in the UK or even worldwide
Keep abreast of developments in the pig and animal feed industry both technically and commercially
Make recommendations on projects / trials that could drive our supply chain forward.
Develop a positive close working relationship with relevant Tulip Ltd and customer-based stakeholders
Develop a close working relationship with all other existing producers and suppliers
Fully understand the nature of the Tulip /BQP / Dalehead Waitrose supply chain
Co-ordinate the compilation of monthly data or provide as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Knowledge of the animal production and animal feed sector
Knowledge of raw material procurement
Experience in working with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft packages
Attention to detail
Educate to degree level or equivalent
If you would like to become part of a team that operates at the leading edge of pig production and a fully integrated pork supply chain, we would like to hear from you.