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Category Purchasing Manager - Packaging/Food

Category Purchasing Manager - Packaging/Food

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance and benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    70000

  • Salary low:

    55000

  • Job ref:

    J100_1509033402

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2017-11-25

  • Consultant:

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Category Purchasing Manager - Packaging/Food


My client a Major Food organisation are seeking to recruit an experienced purchasing individual with strong experience in the purchase of Packaging, ingredients or Retail Buying. You will take responsibility for a global spend, and a train and develop a small team in best procurement practice.

The Role:

Implement and drive the strategy for the business across the Packaing and Food area on a global basis.

Recruit, develop and manage a teams of high performing individuals

Analyse, manage and develop supplier relationships

Build strong stakeholder engagement across the business, delivering best procurement practices and constantly analysing performance

Work Experience:

  • Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of a procurement category strategy and procurement category benefits including financial savings
  • Experience gained within Food, Food Service, Wholesale or Retail Grocery background preferred
  • Significant team management experience
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
  • Experience in purchasing of Fresh produce.
  • Understanding of relevant strategic sourcing and demand levers and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges
  • Experienced in complex stakeholder management
  • Good experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings