Procurement Manager - Food

GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum +
05 Mar 2018
28 Mar 2018
Jordan Collins
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join one of the most well known and successful restaurant businesses in the UK. - This role we enable you to manage key supplier relationships, negotiate on contracts and work on new product development.

Client Details

My client has a presence all around the country and is one of the most established brands in the UK. Their fantastic take on good quality food, in a great atmosphere, has enabled them to seize the market and be one of the biggest players competing in the casual fast dining space.


This role will have a range of responsibilities and opportunities:

  • Negotiate and manage relationships with food suppliers. Categories include; meat, produce, bakery & fish.
  • High level of stakeholder engagement with internal business leaders.
  • Deliver compliance of contracts terms through engagement of suppliers
  • Be involved in the new menu development and NPD.
  • Monitor the price changes of various food commodities throughout the year..
  • Accurate forecasting and budgeting of Food costs and resulting margin impact, in conjunction with the Finance team
  • Profile

    This role will need someone who has a passion for food. You will need to have purchasing experience, ideally within food & retail.


  • Highly numerate, IT literate and analytical.
  • Strategic and problem solver.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Requirements for the Role:

    • Minimum 5 years' experience.
    • Preferably CIPS qualified.
    • Food purchasing experience, various categories, preferably within foodservice / retails / wholesale environment.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Proven track record of purchasing .
    • Self-driven for personal development.
    • Flexible, willing to learn and able to work within a fast moving environment

    Job Offer

    £45,000 to £50,000

    • 26 days holiday per year
    • Private Health Insurance
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • 20% discount