Purchasing Manager

CA13 9YA, Cockermouth
Excellent starting salary (depending on experience)
27 Feb 2018
27 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Purchasing Manager – Food Ingredients to Chefs

Ideal for those with experience in food purchasing and supply management.

Caterite is an ambitious Cumbrian-based business specialising in the supply of food ingredients to hotels, restaurants, cafes, schools, care homes and other caterers.

We are looking for a real foodie who can represent our Company in a friendly and professional way and has a desire to develop our range and grow our sales. We are ideally looking for someone that can bring expertise to manage our multi-million pound ambient, chilled and frozen categories ensuring that they grow in line with our business targets.

Ideal candidates will have the following characteristics:

  • Genuine foodie
  • Experience in purchasing and food supply
  • Highly motivated and dedicated
  • Friendly and team-orientated
  • Good communicator
  • Proactive, organised and reliable
  • Reasonable computer skills

If successful in application you will be expected to:

  • Make an immediate impact
  • Take full responsibility for the management of suppliers, including; product sourcing, pricing, availability and sustainability.
  • Increase sales and profitability within the categories by establishing new supplier relationships
  • Work with the sales team to help drive development through our customer base.
  • Coordinate promotional and media activity by working closely with the marketing team.

Salary and benefits:

  • Excellent starting salary (depending on experience)
  • iPhone and laptop
  • Pension contributions
  • 28 days holiday
  • Provision for expenses

Working hours:

  • Typically Monday to Friday 8.30 to 17.00 plus a little extra.

Previous experience in retail, wholesale or supply chain is required. The candidate will need to display a proven track record of negotiation, strong category management and excellent communication skills.

Caterite Food and Wineservice Limited, Embleton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9YA