Head of Procurement - Fresh Produce
Head of Procurement with fresh produce experience required to develop the procurement strategy across the UK, Netherlands and Spain.
A leading fresh produce business that has experienced expidential growth over the past 10 years now require a procurement professional to drive their strategy forward.
- Manage the company's supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
- Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category plans to deliver best cost and total value
- Analyse and calculate the costs of procurement and formulate plans to decrease expenditure
- Invent and execute negotiation strategies to deliver profitable contracts and deals
- Monitor, review and manage contractual performance of new and existing suppliers
- Optimise sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency's
- Perform cost and scenario analysis including market and competitor bench marking
- Identify and estimate risk and implement techniques to minimise or mitigate
- Identify and select trustworthy suppliers to partner and trade with.
- Create and maintain supplier management and development plans to drive total value
- Forecast price, availability and market trends identifying impacts to future activities of the business
Measure, review and publish key functional metrics
- Previous experience in procurement/purchasing role within FMCG, Manufacturing or Food Industry
- Advanced negotiation skills and the ability to maintain a professional network.
- High level of analytical and numerical skills
- Understanding of financial impact of procurement decisions
- Strong presentation skills
- Ability to operate both tactically and strategically
- Driven and goal orientated
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Intermediate to advanced level Excel, with competent use of all other MS Office programs
- Spanish, Dutch or French language skills desirable
- Degree educated with further professional qualifications (e.g. CIPS)
- Strong project management and influencing skills
£70,000 - £80,000 plus package