Head of Purchasing / Purchasing Director (Food Manufacturing)

Head of Purchasing / Purchasing Director (Food Manufacturing)

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  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing, General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £ Negotiable day rate

  • Contact:

    Sara Frith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8951

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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A leading FMCG Manufacturer is currently seeking an Interim Head of Purchasing to work cover a recruitment process. This Head of Purchasing will oversee the purchasing team for a £50M turnover organisation. This role will ideally require a Food Manufacturing background.

Interim Head of Purchasing responsibilities include:

Manage and lead the Purchasing team
Effectively create and execute short, medium and long term procurement strategies to
maximise purchasing power
Provide budget recommendations, and ensure the business is adequately prepared and
Optimise savings and value delivery through sustaining high levels of innovation / NPD,
continuing cost value effectiveness
Adopt a cross-functional and customer focussed approach through regularly liaising with New Product Development, Technical and Sales Teams to ensure decisions are in line with customer demands and food safety requirements
Directly and indirectly responsible for sourcing negotiation and placing of contracts for raw
materials and/or packaging materials
Providing the business with up to date market and product information to enable informed
business decisions to be formulated
Supplier Performance Management: develop and maintain excellent relationships with key
suppliers to improve performance and drive value
Liaising with the Planning Department to reduce stock write offs

You will be a degree / equivalent and CIPS qualified Head of Purchasing with a strong FMCG Food Manufacturing background. You will have a proven track record of excellent negotiation and leadership skills.
To apply, please contact Sara 0151 6668951

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