Purchasing / Procurement Manager - Food

Job Description

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Manager 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.

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


Fully Negotiable + Additional Fantastic Benefits and Perks


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.

Manage, challenge suppliers on their performance based on value for money, quality and delivery service level considering a high level of innovation that is required.

Support bill of material pricing in conjunction with commercial finance to ensure most competitive pricing is delivered to the customer.

Present monthly reporting highlighting variances against budget for key areas of spend together with associated plans to rectify any areas of under-recovery.

Review and implement an overall sku rationalisation plan in conjunction with NPD to support supply chain optimisation and efficiency.

Overall oversight and responsibility for ensuring the business has a supply of ingredients and packaging within the targeted levels set for the business.

Source new suppliers in line with sourcing and sustainability strategy.

Management of indirect spend which will include sourcing, negotiation and contracting on 3rd party warehousing, transport, facilities, and operational equipment.

Implement a profit improvement plan that will deliver incremental procurement savings to those already assumed in the budget.

The Ideal Person:

  • Graduate level with 3 years extensive experience of managing procurement functions in a complex FMCG business (MCIPS certified or equivalent)
  • Team player.
  • Previous people management skills necessary
  • Strong numeric and verbal reasoning skills / IT literate.

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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