Procurement Manager

£50,000 - £55,000 plus Car Allowance + Bonus
25 Jan 2013
25 Feb 2013
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

 Posted by: Expion Search & Selection

Job title: Procurement Manager – Edible Oils & Fats

Location: Crawley Basic: £50,000 – £55,000

Benefits: Car Allowance, Bonus & excellent bens  

The Business:  My client is a giant in the world of food manufacturing. Due to continued demand, growth and investment they are urgently seeking a Procurement Manager of Edible Oils & Fats.   Based out of their prestigious head office facility in West Sussex. You will ultimately secure the supply of oils and fats to specific markets, on the best possible terms and to secure accuracy of pricing information in the dynamic forecasts. Budgetary responsibility of £35-70M  


The Candidate:  

The successful candidate MUST have demonstrable experience of purchasing in the edible oils and fats commodity.  

You have a good level of education, preferably CIPS and / or degree with a good knowledge of commodity markets and price risk management.  

You have good knowledge of Purchasing procedures and practices.  

You have strong negotiation skills and it would be hugely advantageous if you have the ability to speak a 2nd language.

You have strong communication and networking skills – internal and external.   You have an appreciation for the financial implications of your actions.    


The Role:  

You will secure the physical supply of oils and fats in accordance with customer markets’ requirements at lowest cost of ownership in accordance with agreed sourcing strategy

You will be responsible for the accuracy of pricing information in the dynamic forecasts  

You will ensure the proper execution of supply contracts in accordance with negotiated terms, resolving disputes, and pursuing claims for all defined aspects of non-performance.

 You will develop a good understanding of the oils and fats market.   You will assist in the preparation of regular market reports for customers.  

To promote the use of e-sourcing.  

You will manage and develop the supplier portfolio in accordance with agreed strategy, taking into account performance, risk, and the need to maintain a competitive environment.  

You will assist in the optimisation and harmonisation of oils and fats purchasing and supply across your region.    



A highly attractive package reflects the importance and profile of this demanding yet rewarding role.  

Further career prospects to progress your career across the group are excellent.  

Expion: Our Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement recruitment brand is well respected for the high quality of work we have delivered for both clients and candidates throughout our history. Our in-depth knowledge of bespoke and specialist recruitment in these areas enables us to provide advice based on experience and to give you the best access to client vacancies.  

To apply for the role, please send your CV and full salary details, quoting ref CSPM2501 in the subject field, preferably by email, to Christian Smith at Expion or call if you require further details or a confidential discussion.  

All CV’s will be acknowledged.