Procurement Manager (European remit)

Manchester, Greater Manchester (M20 2RY post code)
£50k-£60k (experience dependant) + bonus, pension, life assurance etc. + flexible working
12 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Are you looking for a career move into a fast-moving, international, entrepreneurial business without the bureaucracy and formalities of the bigger corporate? Due to our ongoing business growth we’re hiring a Procurement Manager into a brand-new role to further develop our procurement strategies and build on the processes already in place.  It’s a really exciting time for us.

Reporting to the Finance & Operations Director, the Procurement Manager will have significant business impact. Key responsibilities include:

  • Procurement Strategy Development across all channels – product, freight & warehousing
  • Product Cost Management – across each product lifecycle

Our new Procurement Manager will have a successful track record in procurement, supported by a CIPS qualification (or studying towards), and educated to degree/HND or equivalent, plus good IT literacy. Food sector experience is desirable; and Bakery industry experience advantageous. Experience working in an international organisation with an overseas supplier base is essential.

With strong commercial acumen, you will favour an intelligent and sensitive approach to developing long term supplier partnerships.  Technically strong and customer focused your approach will be pragmatic and results orientated.  A good communicator who can flex to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team. Second language skills (especially French) would be an advantage. Some European travel will be required.

St Pierre Groupe Ltd (previously known as Carrs Foods) is a £70m turnover international market leader in bakery products, with the St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood brands.   With a strong reputation for innovation and customer service, employing 32 people from our new offices in South Manchester, our business model has all production and logistics outsourced.  St Pierre Groupe Ltd have an international supplier and customer base.

To discuss the role in more detail please call our retained external Consultant - Elaine Rippon at Oakleigh Resourcing on 01477 534491. To view the role profile view To apply please email your CV to