Purchasing Manager- Food & Packaging

Pod Talent
15 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

I am currently partnering with an innovative, high quality and fast-growing food manufacturing business and we are looking for a true strategic-thinker who is looking for a change of scenery or the next step in their career to head up the purchasing function of this £57m turnover business. Essentially a standalone role, you will be responsible for elevating the capabilities of the procurement function in line with business growth and influencing future strategy with the senior stakeholder group.

A commitment to sourcing only the highest quality ingredients and developing a sustainable supply chain is critical to this business- experienced buyers with a passion for food both inside and outside of work will flourish in this role!

The role will be based in Somerset, with 1-2 day travel per week to London and throughout the UK/Europe. A brand new production facility in the South West is the biggest drawcard and key to the continued growth of this food business!

Essential Experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in strategic sourcing in Fresh Food, Ingredients and Produce; some experience in packaging
  • Candidates will ideally come from a Food Production, Manufacturing or Retail background and have worked across multiple categories
  • Proven ability in developing and implementing sourcing strategy, with quality at the heart of decision making
  • Experience managing a team remotely

Additional Requirements

  • CIPS Qualified
  • Degree educated, preferably in Supply Chain Management
  • Technical skills including MS Office, ERP, SAP etc
  • A skilled negotiator and strong, assertive decision maker
  • Don't be too serious, food is fun!
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

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