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Food Procurement Manager, Hertfordshire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Great opportunity to deal with a complex supply base across the UK and Europe for a leading branded food business.

This exciting growing brand, with a great reputation as a great place to work, is looking for a Procurement Manager across all of its food categories. You'll be accountable for the development of Food Procurement and Supply Chain by creating and implementing strategic category plans and market reviews across relevant categories in the UK and Europe.

This role will support the Senior Procurement Manager to articulate and define the future strategy for each category to achieve maximum global connectivity, European alignment and the necessary procurement processes, discipline, and governance on regional/local spend items to achieve significant savings.

Managing a spend in excess of £25m, across multiple food categories including protein, grocery, dairy, and produce you will have the opportunity to significantly grow the role and spend value as scope increases across Europe.

You will be responsible for creating, leading, and implementing category strategies for food across the UK and European businesses. As well as developing and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers and regularly reviewing supplier performance. You will investigate alternative sources and methods of supply and the capacity of the current and alternative suppliers to provide the required quality, price, and support.

You will be degree qualified and have previous food procurement experience in a business turning over more than £50 million. Category knowledge across fresh food is essential as is a strong track record of negotiating performance and problem solving. Category knowledge across proteins, produce, and dairy would be highly advantageous. There will be the opportunity to travel to a variety of stakeholder and suppliers within UK & I or even outside the region.

To apply please send your details through to me today.

REF. HLJ45890


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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