With a global presence, our client, a well-known food company, is a market leader in its field. Able to display impressive year on year sales growth yet again, its focus on product innovation remains key to its continued success. With more exciting plans in place for 2019 and beyond, this is a great time to join a business that has huge ambition and a clear direction.
We're looking for an experienced Purchasing Director to join the senior management team. You'll manage the company's direct and indirect spend, with a particular emphasis on Food Ingredients and Packaging. Developing global strategy, you'll ensure a continuous supply of materials, maintaining strong relationships with existing suppliers, whilst also securing new suppliers to ensure that you have the most cost-effective product solutions at all times. With full budgetary responsibility, which is well into 8 figures, you'll also develop your team, to keep them engaged and constantly growing from a professional perspective.
To be successful in this role, you will:
- Have significant experience in purchasing food ingredients, although packaging exposure would also be highly desirable
- Have managed a procurement team
- Have demonstrable success of cost savings, whilst also being able to give examples of great supplier relationships
- Be a strategic thinker
- Be able to travel on a national and global level when required
If this sounds like you, we'd like to arrange a totally confidential discussion.
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