Senior Procurement/Purchasing Manager - Food & Drink

St. Albans
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27 Feb 2018
27 Mar 2018
Emma Hanson
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Senior Procurement/Purchasing Manager - Food & Drink

Posted by: Silven

Job Title: Senior Procurement/Purchasing Manager

Location: St Albans

Salary: Excellent + benefits

Pizza Hut™ is committed to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. From our world class operations to our passionate customer mania philosophy and an incredible franchise system, this is one great place to work! So come see what it's like to be with a global leader in the restaurant industry, with more than 14,000 restaurants worldwide.

With more than 1,400 stores, the Pizza Hut Europe business unit is headquartered at the Restaurant Support Centre (RSC) in St Albans, Hertfordshire and leads the Pizza Hut brand in more than 25 countries by providing knowledge, guidance and commercial support to more than 130 franchisees.

It is a growing, profitable business with plans over the next five years to achieve explosive growth, significantly increasing the number of restaurants in the regions.

The Candidate:

  • We're looking for a graduate calibre Procurement Manager, preferably MCIPS qualified and being from a Food/Drink/Ingredients/Foodservice or Food retail background is essential.
  • You'll have a strong track record as a Procurement Manager, managing a multi-million pound spend along with superb commercial awareness.
  • You must be driven and ambitious as there are fantastic global career opportunities available for successful individuals.
  • Being internationally mobile would be highly beneficial.
  • You'll have a passion for what you do and always deliver to the very highest standards. You work with openness, honesty, and integrity.
  • You need a demonstrated track record of strong negotiating performance and high level analytical problem solving business skills.
  • Knowledge of other European languages would be a distinct advantage.

The Role:

  • You will report to the Head of Supply Chain and as a key member of the team you will strive to deliver the business's growth strategy and the goals in support of the development of world class performance and facilities.
  • As Senior Procurement Manager you will implement purchasing strategies to achieve continuous improvement and competitive advantage across all suppliers.
  • Additional engagement with European partners and supply chain leads to focus on regional/local spend items leveraging cost improvement and efficiency savings for European partners including supply to the UK.
  • You will continually investigate and recommend new and comparable materials, techniques, etc. that may increase the Company's systems profitability, productivity and effectiveness.
  • Keeping abreast of market trends and commodity information is an essential part of this role.
  • You will work and liaise closely with Marketing/Finance and Commercial teams to prioritise needs and ensure full operational understanding.

To apply for this exciting opportunity with this leading business, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref EH/PHPM to our retained consultant Emma Hanson or call Emma on 07792 465955 for a confidential discussion.

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