Indirect Purchasing Manager

Kegworth, Derby
Closing date
27 Sep 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Reporting to the Purchasing Manager (indirect spend) the Buyer (indirect spend) is responsible for assisting the management of the indirect spend category. The main responsibility is for the indirect spend area but will also be expected to take responsibility for other purchasing categories outside of their area in line with business requirement.




The Buyer (indirect spend) acts as an entrepreneur and is committed to providing a key service to the stakeholders within the business whilst operating within the Refresco core values and behaviours.




The Buyer (indirect spend) will work closely with the Central Purchasing team and stakeholders across the business unit to reduce total spend in the all indirect areas in the UK. The Buyer (indirect spend) will be responsible for contract management and negotiation to provide the necessary quality of the delivery of a good or service and also the contractual safeguards and protections required by the business unit.




 Key responsibilities of the role:




Responsible for the transactional and strategic procurement activity primarily for the supply of goods and services for the sites revenue and capital expenditure




Accountability for purchasing activities both strategic and operational




To systematically review all contracts for site purchases to ensure best practice and value for money , identifying areas of improvement, cost reduction and ensuring continuous improvement for all goods and services




Ongoing review of purchase orders ensuring favourable terms and conditions to meet company and internal customer needs ensuring goods and services are delivered to agreed budgets, quality expectations, service level agreements and on-time.




To manage supplier relationships to ensure continuity of supply and agreed SLAs are met, taking action where necessary




Promote supplier relationship management and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. Costs, Service and Quality)




Liaise with all departments not limited to, Production, Quality, Operations and Engineering to ensure that the agreed service levels for goods and services are met and reviewed and quality standards are adhered too in supply of goods and services




Encourage a competitive and varied supply market and apply best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage




Implement strategic procurement projects that will provide the greatest opportunity to improve service level and generate procurement savings




Develop and own key supplier performance measures and reporting that will be used to monitor both supplier and Amphenol performance




Develop an approved supplier list for non-inventory goods and services




To manage tender and negotiation process for new contracts and contract renewals ensuring that contracts meet the guidelines of the business to ensure protections and safeguards








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Purchasing experience


Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualified.


High energy


Communicator internally and externally


Attention to detail and a head for figures.


Ability to absorb high levels of detail




Multi tasker


Thinking on your feet


Project management


Team player









Our drinks on every table. That's our vision. So, yes, it's safe to say we're ambitious. We're thirsty for more, constantly looking to the future. To new products, new services, new markets, new customers.  Through our people applying our core values of ‘Responsible’, ‘Entrepreneurial’, ‘Excellent’, ‘Market Driven’ and ‘Innovative’ we have grown substantially since 1999 and we will continue to be successful.

Refresco is the world’s largest independent bottler soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers. With production in Europe, North America and Mexico our global sourcing and local R&D capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of products, manufactured to customer specifications and requirements.

Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices, vegetable juices, nectars, water and water +, CSD (carbonated soft drinks), energy and sports drinks, seasonal and speciality drinks and RTD (ready to drink) tea carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass.

In addition to the efficiency of our bottling processes, we can also provide our customers with total supply chain solutions – from planning and sourcing of raw materials and packaging through to warehousing and transportation.

We focus on providing high customer service levels as well as core innovations through the introduction of new packages, flavours and varieties of soft drinks and fruit juices. In (co-)designing new products, we share extensive knowledge of market trends, local consumer preferences, product formulas, raw materials, and new production technologies.

We are able to develop new concepts and bring these to market in an extremely short time frame.

Our head office is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In January 2018 Refresco announced completion of the acquisition of the bottling activities of Cott Beverages.

Refresco Beverages UK

In the UK, Refresco Beverages UK has our headquarters in Kegworth, Derbyshire, employs 1800 people across 6 sites (Bridgwater, Kegworth, Nelson, Bondgate, Wrexham & Macduff). We work with all the leading UK retailers including Tesco, ASDA, Morrison's, Sainsbury, ALDI and Lidl to produce their private labels and with branded customers such as Innocent, Ocean Spray, Weetabix, Del Monte and Um Bongo. We have packaging capability in Cartons, PET, Aseptic PET and Cans.


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