Reference: 5873

Job Title: Procurement Manager – Ingredients

Sector: Food Manufacturing

Location: UK Wide (Home Based)

Package: c£45,000 p.a. + Car Allowance (£5,460 p.a.) + Bonus (5%) + PMI (self)

Our client, one of Britain’s biggest food companies with leading brands in around 94% of UK households, as well as across multiple international markets has an urgent requirement for a Procurement Manager – Ingredients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Client’s ingredients procurement category for a highly strategic individual with an understanding of strategic sourcing and the skills to manage commodities with volatile pricing and availability.  The role of Procurement Manager – Ingredients is a dynamic, varied role with a high level of responsibility, autonomy and accountability. You will need to maintain supply while optimising the spend and complexity of our requirements.

As Procurement Manager – Ingredients, you will be accountable and responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing sustainable sourcing strategies that support business objectives
  • Developing a deep understanding of markets and supply chains
  • Identifying and recommending hedging policies
  • Identifying, negotiating and implementing collaborative relationships with key suppliers where appropriate.
  • Negotiating and implementing complex/high risk contracts, through a range of tendering processes to meet business needs
  • Providing ongoing support to the Development, Brand and Manufacturing teams through sourcing strategies and pricing forecasts.

To be successful in this Procurement Manager – Ingredients role, you will require the following knowledge, qualifications and experience:

  • Experienced Procurement Manager within ingredients or any product that could be affected by weather
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of maintaining live knowledge of supply markets
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with key suppliers.
  • A deep understanding of strategic sourcing methodologies
  • Strong analytical thinking skills, able to identify market trends and issues. Working knowledge of Microsoft. Use of SAP desirable.
  • Ability to think laterally, utilising problem-solving skills to develop new approaches.
  • Skilled negotiator adept at managing complex negotiations.
  • Effective and highly adaptable communicator with strong networking and relationship building skills.
  • Capable of maintaining a collaborative and professional approach in all stakeholder relationships.
  • Highly self-aware with a strong commitment to self-development

To register your interest in this Procurement Manager – Ingredients role, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV to info@gpa-procurement.com, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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