Purchasing Manager (£50,000 +)

Job Description

Purchasing Manager (FOOD)

£50,000 +


VANRATH are delighted to be representing a growing food manufacturing business, who have now been trading for close to thirty years across Ireland. Our client now have an opening for a Head of Purchasing to oversee company policy and strategy related to all purchasing activity.

The ideal person:

  • MCIPS qualified
  • Relevant purchasing experience with short shelf life products within Chilled, Frozen and Bakery sector.
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Sales & Operational Planning

As the Purchasing Manager, duties will include:

  • Negotiate overall best terms ensuring that the supply base and product meet the required business objectives in terms of financial , technical , corporate social responsibility ,innovation ,brand positioning and customer expectations.
  • Run a monthly report showing variances against budget cost standards for key business areas.
  • Regular meetings with top ten suppliers involving other members of the SLT, MD and CEO as required.
  • Attend all business Sales & Operational (S&OP) planning meetings and update on required actions as needed.
  • Develop risk management strategies, with supporting action plans, to minimise any adverse business impact due to supply chain issues.
  • Manage the raw materials and packaging replenishment team via regular communication and ensuring up-to-date job descriptions are in place.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Supply Chain/Logistics jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Michael Irwin in the strictest confidence.