We are thrilled to be working with a respectable food manufacturing business who are going through a massive growth period at the moment. You will be working in a busy, fast paced, team orientated department.
This pivotal role involves liaising with all areas of the business with an appropriate and considered approach. We’re seeking a tenacious purchasing professional with exceptional supplier management abilities. You need to understand changing markets, be able to use influence and intelligent decision making to best benefit the company.
Ideally, you’ll have worked in the Foodservice industry, be able to work in an independent purchasing role/function and be experienced and responsible to thrive in this stand-alone role.
- Source and purchase stock, packaging, and waste disposal requirements in a cost-effective manner and within required timescales.
- Develop reliable and robust long term supply relationships for all stock requirements and packaging.
- Monitor the progress of all purchase orders placed to ensure that delivery times are on schedule to meet Company requirements.
- Advise the Sales Team of any delays or changes in supply chains that may affect their sales requirements and deliveries to customers.
- Place purchase orders for stock and packaging to ensure effective pricing and economic order quantities.
- Maintain an accurate and up-to-date database of approved stock, packaging suppliers and prices.
- Liaison with other department heads to continually review and expand scope and improve the efficiency of systems and the operation of systems as required.
- Ensure that health safety environment and quality standards which apply to the job and department are always maintained.
- Good people and negotiation skills
- The ability to effectively manage supplier relationships and get the best prices for the business
- Experience as a Procurement/Purchasing Manager
- Have worked within the food service industry
- Have good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Confident, focused, and professional attitude