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Purchasing Manager – Food – Hertfordshire

£55,000 - £60,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits

East Anglia

REF: HLJ895515

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How would you like to buy all the food for one of the UK’s favourite restaurants?

This exciting growing brand with a great reputation as a great place to work is looking for a Procurement Manager across all of its food categories. You’ll be accountable for the development of Food Procurement and Supply Chain by creating and implementing strategic category plans and market reviews across relevant categories.

This role will support the Supply Chain Director to articulate and define the future strategy for each category to achieve maximum global connectivity, European alignment and the necessary procurement processes, discipline and governance on regional/local spend items to achieve significant savings.

Managing a spend of currently £25m, across multiple non-food categories including Protein, Grocery and Produce you will have the opportunity to significantly grow the role and spend value as scope increases across Europe.

You will be responsible for creating, leading and implementing category strategies for food across the UK and European businesses developing and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers and regularly review supplier performance. You will have line management responsibility for one buyer and will Investigate alternative sources and methods of supply, and the capacity of the current and alternative suppliers to provide the required quality, price and support in the procurement of goods and services .

Candidate will be degree qualified and have previous food procurement experience in a business turning over more than £50 million. Category knowledge across fresh food is essential and is strong track record of negotiating performance and problem solving. Category knowledge across proteins, produce and dairy would be highly advantageous. There will be the opportunity to travel to a variety of stakeholder and suppliers within UK&I or outside the region.

To apply please send your details through to me today.

Ref HLJ895515

Tel: +44 (0)1625 560778

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