Purchasing Manager - Food/ Ingredients

GBP45000 per annum + package
18 Apr 2017
18 May 2017
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

Purchasing Manager - Food/ Ingredients

Our client is a growing and innovative Food manufacturing business, with a turnover of circa £110 million.

They are now seeking an individual who will take responsibility for the pricing; sourcing and supplier selection.

Purchase ingredients including food ingredients including ambient, canned, dried etc. Providing appropriate expertise and to be proactive and innovative in maintaining supplier base whilst reviewing technical and quality requirements.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends

Provide a full negotiating and purchasing service for all raw materials, ingredients and packaging in order to deliver the most competitive pricing for high quality materials from suppliers.

Ensure that food safety is not compromised through product or supplier selection.

Take responsibility for training and developing of two Junior team membersAct as principal point of contact in the determination of appropriate contract and service level agreements with external providers.

Monitor, communicate and intervene as required to support the maintenance of the company's budgets and strategic plan.

Develop and implement appropriate long and short term strategic and tactical initiative in order to achieve specific buying, sourcing targets.

Person Skills:

  • Previous man management and development experience
  • Previous experience of working in a Food Manufacturing or Food Service environment
  • Strong experience of Food Ingredients purchasing
  • Clear experience of detailed negotiation strategies with proven results.
  • An ability to explain and influence in a clear, concise and consistent manner.
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and delegate to achieve results and deadlines.
  • The ability to make difficult decisions and to take a calm and measured approach in an often
  • The desire to succeed; and a positive "can do" attitude