Purchasing and Production Associate

Pod Talent Ltd
London (Greater)
06 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Weekly rota includes Saturdays- flexible working offered in benefits package *

Calling all true Foodies! We’re partnering with an up and coming, completely organic and market-disrupting food brand to support a purchasing hire into the operations team. The company have already doubled their growth in Q1 so this is a great opportunity to develop in your role as this start-up moves to a scale-up.

The role involves the purchasing of fresh ingredients, ongoing order management, invoice reconciliation and monitoring of the production operation. You will be responsible for translating the weekly forecast into required purchase orders and then ensuring the product is picked, packed and delivered OTIF, with no compromise on quality. This extends to managing the relationship with co-manufacturers effectively so that they are committed to the business objectives.

You will also be in charge of managing the Packaging inventory accordingly.

Your responsibilities from the outset will include:

* Process purchase orders to ensure continuous supply of raw materials in line with production demand
* Control Invoice reconciliation process and keep order management system updated with the correct data
* Supplier Relationship Management with co-manufacturers and suppliers
* Support the Procurement Manager in contract management, cost-price negotiation and commodity risk management
* Champion HACCP procedures at production site

As the ideal candidate you will also come with the following experience:

* Experience in Fresh Produce or Fresh Food and knowledge of manufacturing process
* You are likely to have around 2-3 years’ experience in the purchasing/production planning/materials management field
* They’re a bright brunch, so a University Degree and Advanced Excel (V-lookups and Pivot Tables) is essential
* Strong stakeholder skills, managing internal / external relationships
* A start-up/SME mind-set; you must be able to react and adapt to environments with a high degree of change and pace.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies

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