Head of Purchasing (60k + Bonus - Food- Top Company)

Job Description

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head of Purchasing to join a thriving Food manufacturing company (one of the largest in Ireland, and the most Modern).

This proves to be a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to progress their career and widen their knowledge in a leading organisation. This company places immense value on their staff, and is one of the best places for an individual who is looking to progress their career.

This company is in a Business Transformation stage - in which the company is undergoing a significant growth period. This is the best time to join this amazing company.

(Monday - Friday) - Office is based in Warrenpoint - Permanent role


£50,000 - £60,000 (Negotiable) + Bonus (10%) Additional Fantastic Benefits and Perks


Responsible for co-ordinating and implementing the company's procurement strategy and policies for purchases in support of the strategic growth plan alongside managing the overall day-to-day purchasing function of the business.

Main areas of spend will be ingredients, packaging, and utilities.

Member of the senior leadership team (SLT) reporting into the Managing Director.

  • Full Job spec available upon request/application

The Ideal Person:

  • Experience of managing procurement functions in a complex FMCG business
  • Strong numeric and verbal reasoning skills / IT literate.

  • Experience of S&OP.

  • Good attention to detail and excellent communicator.

For further information on this opportunity, or any other position in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves via Vanrath in the strictest confidence.

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