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Supplier Manager

Blue Spark
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Other Job Function
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is a brilliant chance to work for a British food and drinks distributor who supplies an extensive range of local and craft products to the UK market. They are now seeking an Area Supplier Manager who will strive to deliver the best results in a dynamic marketplace.

Please note this role is home-based but requires regular travel in the UK.


The Role

Reporting to the National Operations Manager, you will be integral in resourcing, developing and managing a network of suppliers and manufacturers, working to deliver key targets for the company’s business strategy. Your key responsibilities will include:

•        Carrying out regular supplier and customer visits at stores and sites across the UK to enhance profitable sales initiatives

•        Liasing with customers to understand their objectives for a product, and sourcing suppliers to fit in line with these expectations

•        Delivering regular presentations and hosting customer/supplier meetings 

•        Seeking resolution of any customer complaints or issues and ensuring they are sorted in a timely and effective manner

•        Successfully achieving individual and team targets and KPI’s


The Person

Suit a confident and tenacious Supplier Manager with experience within the food manufacturing or retail industry, ideally within the bakery sector. A comprehensive knowledge of Sales and Operations is essential along with experience managing suppliers, preferably from a buying background.

Commercially minded with an innovative approach, you will be confident with great presentation and negotiation skills. You are a clear communicator with strong financial acumen who can adapt their style and approach to connect with a range of personalities to achieve results and move the business forward.

You will have experience dealing with cross-functional teams, demonstrating your effective organisation and communication skills to influence change and drive continuous improvement initiatives. Ideally, you have a good knowledge of bakery manufacturing and distribution and will be able to bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to this growing business.

If you are looking a chance to join this successful business then apply today or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737/07700 137 110.


Ref: F6748


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

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