Head of Procurement

GBP70000 - GBP80000 per annum +
11 Aug 2017
10 Sep 2017
Jonathan Weller
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Procurement - FMCG - Cheshire

Client Details

Our client are an attractive brand with a multisite manufacturing capability. In recent years they have continued to demonstrate impressive growth through the introduction of a strong product portfolio and continuing to invest is a buoyant NPD pipeline. They are passionate about employee development and understand the business is successful as a direct result.


The Head of Procurement will:

  • Achieve a comprehensive understanding on the supply market, aiding supplier selection, supporting sales with relevant market information (prices, product innovation, continuity of supply), and driving short, medium, and long term purchasing strategy.

  • Develop supplier relationships, ensuring the organisation is a customer of choice for the suppliers, mitigating risk in terms of continuity of supply, sustainable quality, and lead time reductions. This collaborative approach should also capitalise of opportunities for vendor managed inventory (VMI).

  • Through the internal support / relationship with technical and NPD, assess current product portfolios to ensure material costs are kept to a minimum following the commodity indexes. This approach will continue taking supply chain ownership for new products to market inline with aggressive time lines.

  • Through effective market analysis, highlight and reduce risk in the supply chain, and wherever possible remove single source chains. In addition maintain supplier compliance to SEDEX requirements

  • Operate as lead negotiator for the business adopting a "Total Cost" approach encompassing quality, cost, delivery.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • A proven leadership figure (Head of Procurement) with the ability to build and develop a team
  • Have a track record in challenging commodity markets
  • Deliver robust systems and processes
  • Have worked within rapid NPD based environments
  • Worked within organisations that directly supply major retail based customers

Job Offer

£75,000 + car + package

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