Greencore Group

Group Cereal SME (Ingredient Specialist)

24 Sep 2018
24 Oct 2018
Ms Holly Healey
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We are looking to appoint an Ingredient Specialist to deliver the technical competitive edge and supply chain integrity through excellence in the management and coordination of the Greencore supply base.

This will focus on our Cereal categories. 

Main responsibilities
  • Map and assess the supply chain, identifying areas for consolidation and enhancement, whilst working with purchasing to maximise visibility, integrity and quality
  • Collaborate with the Group purchasing team to optimise cost and the efficient supply of raw materials whilst retaining technical functionality
  • Monitor Group Departmental KPI’s adjusting activities to ensure targets are achieved through site & supplier support
  • Document and update all relevant category supply chains to enable rapid responses to issues with legislative and customer policies, providing a single point of contact for the Group
  • Create and communicate protocols aligned with technical innovation strategy with site purchasing teams and suppliers to establish best practice for testing and validation
  • Undertake regular supplier reviews to support the audit team, identify opportunities to improve performance in the quality of the raw material
  • Customer liaison in response to key supply chains and working group and codes of practice
  • Ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the SHE policy
Ideal candidate
  • Degree level or equivalent substantial food manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge within the Chilled Food Industry is essential 
  • Knowledge of "starch/hydrocolloid" would be advantageous 
  • Advanced Food Hygiene level 4
  • Level 3 HACCP certified
  • Lead Assessor qualified
  • Retailer liaison knowledge and experience
  • Food Legislation and legal knowledge
  • Direct knowledge/ experience of integrated supply chains
  • Knowledge of retailer policies
  • Knowledge of relevant accreditation schemes
  • Ability to analyse data and trends and develop meaningful solutions/ action plans
About the company

Greencore Group is a fast growing, international convenience food leader, having doubled our sales over the past 5 years. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too. 

We value our people and we expect our people to work the Greencore Way (check out our LinkedIn page or for more information on this)

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