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Procurement Manager

Blue Spark
London (West), London (Greater)
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Purchasing, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a high- performing challenger brand that create delectable products for foodie consumers who love to stretch their tastebuds and take it on a global journey!

This brand provides products direct to the consumer but are also thriving in the corporate arena. They are now on an inspiring journey to expand the volume and breadth of their business with new revenue streams in the works. They need a new addition to their team – a superstar in the making – an amazing Procurement Manager who will oversee and manage procurement, supply chain, fulfilment, logistics and packaging.


The Role

Reporting to the co-founder, you will be an integral part of the business and oversee the smooth running of the operation with a broad remit that covers procurement, supply chain, fulfilment and logistics. You’ll be building strong partnerships with suppliers, reviewing and optimising prices, negotiating the best margins and ensuring that there is always enough inventory. You’ll also source suppliers for fabulous new ingredients as well as packaging that delivers on functionality as well as sustainability.

With the business growing at pace, you will need to be fully prepared with your impeccable planning and forecasting skills to ensure that all customers get a flawless service. You will also work closely with the innovation team to support the launch of new products.

There are also lots of projects to lead such as growth strategies where you will look at capacity creation through improving processes and efficiency. You’ll also work with the founder to implement tech-based solutions to reduce operating costs and maximise profitability.


The Person

This position requires a bright and enthusiastic Procurement and Supply Chain professional with the vision and ambition to help deliver the growth plans for this successful brand. You will need previous experience within the UK food manufacturing industry where you have gained an understanding of warehouse/dispatch operations as well as supply chain, procurement and supplier management.

You will be able to demonstrate how you have delivered outside-the-box ideas to achieve success, whilst working in a fast-paced environment with the tenacity to drive solutions. Commercially minded, with an innovative approach and the ability to effectively manage, influence and engage key stakeholders at all levels.

Ideally you will have worked for a branded business, enjoy working at pace in an entrepreneurial environment and understand how to adapt your expertise into a high-growth business.

The brand is happy to consider candidates with experience under their belt, or shining stars who have an incredibly high level of drive and ambition that with some support they could very quickly succeed!  

If you're ready to take the spotlight, then please apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information. 


Ref: F6668


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

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.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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