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Procurement Manager

Anikin Ltd
£45,000 to £50,000
Closing date
16 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Logistics, Operations, Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

  • Establish and maintain solid working relationships with key suppliers to secure supply on time and in full, and within required cost targets.
  • Find new suppliers (UK + Europe) to meet future volume and pricing needs.
  • When necessary, solicit Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from suppliers and secure forward volumes and favourable forward pricing. 
  • Forecast price trends and get in front of any possible supply shortages to mitigate these before they interrupt production or impact inventory levels.
  • Perform cost analysis to identify and report on price or volume variances.
  • Continuously be evaluating costs and operations in raw material sourcing, buying and storage, to find cost savings and efficiency opportunities.
  • Put in place risk management policies and procedures, and ensure adherence to these, to ensure the safe receipt, storage and use of ingredients. 
  • Coordinate delivery schedules to ensure timely receipt of ingredients for production. 
  • Working with the R&D team, quickly source new meats/cuts to required specifications (e.g. % fat, protein + moisture) for R&D to make samples.
  • Interest in sustainability and animal welfare and being able to identify opportunities for the company to use upcycled human-grade ingredients, that would otherwise not be used in the human food supply chain.


KatKin’s Opportunity 
Cats are undeniably champions of the Internet. They're cute, hilarious, and can be jerks, so honestly what's not to love? But, while they've been getting the recognition they deserve online, they've been left by the wayside in the pet food industry, with legacy FMCG companies opting to offer variations of dog food for them rather than providing food formulated for their dietary needs – did you know they're obligate carnivores, so a high meat diet is a biological necessity? 

Why you’ll love working with us
Simply put, we're putting cats and their people first.
Giving cats the best possible Fresh cat food, as well as world-first personalised health and wellness initiatives, we're dedicated to helping all cats live their best nine lives. 
We aim to give cat people a seamless and engaging online experience, balancing Fresh branded content and functional messaging, backed by science. We take world-class scientific knowledge from our board certified vet nutritionist, a nutrition scientist, a couple of in-house vets, and turn it all into bite-sized and delightful content that people can’t get enough of … a bit like our meals for cats. We’re a small team of cat enthusiasts that celebrates both wins and losses equally (we’re only human), our open office allows for ease of communication and collaboration, our popcorn machine is our current hot topic of discussion, we can guarantee there will be a cat on your desk at some point, and we all genuinely love what we do.

Find Us
Floor 2, 4 Hardwick St
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