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Procurement Excellence Manager 

North-West – Hybrid (2/3 days in office based in Bolton) 
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Title:          Procurement Excellence Manager 
Function:  Procurement
Location:  North-West – Hybrid (2/3 days in office based in Bolton) 
Contract:  Permanent 

Are you an experienced Procurement Process expert who provides Procurement strategic leadership and development of systems, processes, procedures and all aspects of category and supplier management?  

We have an opportunity for you to lead a team of four, focussing on procurement excellence, and be a true subject matter expert in SAP Ariba, category management, supplier management and sustainable sourcing programmes.  

We are in the process of updating our S2P systems and will be implementing Ariba Guided Buying, Sourcing, Contracting and Supplier Lifecycle Management.

If this sounds like it butters your bread, then please read on to learn more about shaping the future of Procurement Excellence at Warburtons.  

Essential Ingredients

  • A technology expert in SAP-MM, PM and P2P  systems including SAP Ariba. Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project Word and PowerBI skills, able to develop complex reporting 
  • Experienced in people management and someone who thrives on motivating their team through clear objectives and developing meaningful career opportunities 
  • A system development specialist with experience in continuous improvement and the introduction of new ways of working, including complex process mapping 
  • Able to interpret data, recognise risk and offer a solution you’ll be naturally inquisitive and have a great eye for detail, asking open and probing questions to find the best solutions  
  • Project management experience and able to juggle your own priorities and lead the project teams. Delivering key milestones as promised, combined with strong stakeholder management skills to ensure everyone is kept informed and updated 

The Recipe
Working alongside the Procurement Management team based at our Head Office, you’ll be our expert in continuous improvement of our processes and procedures optimising the P2P solution; this includes end to end sourcing, contract management, material coordination and reporting for direct and indirect materials procurement.  

You’ll manage a team of Material Planners responsible for stock, third party and coordinate supplier relationships, and work alongside our sites across the UK network. 

Working with your team you’ll develop and create the market data insights to ensure accuracy, performance, and quality of both the analytical data, and the insights to support sound business opportunities.  

Extra Dough
You will want to know what your bread is worth: 

  • Base salary and benefits 
  • A slice of the annual profits 
  • Family time is important to us so you’ll receive 25 days’ holiday with the option to purchase a further 5 days’ leave. 
  • Award winning company matched pension scheme 
  • Private medical insurance and life assurance 
  • Warburtons products you’ll love along with deals and retail discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website. 
  • Continued investment in your personal development 
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!  
  • Support for your health and wellbeing: on-site gym, a comprehensive occupational health service, access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to online GP services and a confidential helpline for practical advice should you need it.

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.


A Little about us
At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations' worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 140 years plus.
Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention.
It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.

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