Group Sourcing Subject Matter Expert

Blue Spark
South Yorkshire
19 Jan 2019
06 Feb 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This is an excellent chance to join a leading convenience food business supplying major retail customers with high quality chilled food products. Operating multiple state of the art facilities across the UK, they are now seeking a Group Sourcing Subject Matter Expert to join their dynamic team, deliver maximum return and help them continue their highly profitable success.

The Role

Working as a core member of the head office team, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Liaising with customers, undertaking regular supplier reviews and supporting the audit team whilst identifying ways to improve the raw materials quality.
  • Collaborating with the purchasing and supply chain teams to optimise cost and raw material source efficiency whilst retaining all technical functionality.
  • Creating and communicating protocols that are aligned with technical innovation strategies, establishing the best practice for testing and validation.
  • Monitoring KPI’s ensuring targets are achieved through supplier and site support.

The Person

We are looking for a Group Sourcing Subject Matter Expert to deliver commercial projects through the technical management and coordination of suppliers. This role could suit someone who has previously been a Process or Factory Manager. You’ll have a technical and/or commercial food manufacturing background with expert knowledge of cooked protein –lean manufacturing know-how would also be advantageous. Previous experience liaising with retailers is essential alongside a strong understanding of retail policies, food legislation and integrated supply chains. In addition, you’ll ideally be Level 3 HACCP certified, Lead Assessor qualified and hold an Advanced Food Hygiene level 4 certificate.

If you are a Technical and Commercial expert looking for the next step within the food industry, call Rachel 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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