Purchasing Manager - Food & Beverage

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
London (South)
£53000 - £60000 per annum + Car, Health Care + Bonuses
11 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
With a fantastic London location, they are looking to hire a dynamic, enthusiastic and intelligent individual with a strong purchasing background within the FMCG, retail or restaurant industry. The role will be vital to the progression of the supply chain function and will be a key link at building relationships with other functions such as NPD, Sustainability, Distribution and Quality. Client Details Our client is one of the leaders within the restaurant world and have a brand that is unrivalled. The business create some of the most well known food products around the world and are loved globally. Their great team atmosphere, along with fantastic staff members, has allowed them to take a large proportion of the market share and year on year growth. They pride themselves on only using the best ingredients available and love trying out new flavours and combinations for the customers. Description Purchasing Categories include: Chicken Red Meats Fresh Produce Bakery Spices Drinks Equipment Creating, developing and implementing the purchasing strategy Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality Working closely with internal stakeholders (NPD, Sustainability & Quality, Distribution and Operations) Attending meetings and trade conferences Supply Chain performance management of food & packaging categories Develop supplier relationships and systems that ensure continuous improvement within cost, value and service. Profile The ideal candidate will: Have and be able to articulate a passion for food, be interested in long term career progression and have a proactive attitude. Be a responsible, directed, dependable, self-starter with a can-do attitude, boundless energy, and a thirst for constant improvement. Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as time management proficiency. Work well in a team setting. Have the ability to execute projects independently and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. Thrive in a fast-moving environment. Skill set: Adaptability - Able to adapt dependent on what is presented in front of them, changes in environment or needs of key stakeholders Client / Consumer Focus - Able to provide excellent customer service that builds lasting business relationships. Desire - Demonstrate a desire to succeed with proven expertise in driving project. Leadership Qualities - Ability to provide strategic leadership to the function as well as contributing at the operational level. Organised - Is able to priorities when demands of the individual is high and time is crucial. Passion - Looks to replicate success, learn from mistakes and develop the ideas, innovation and practices that will help us improve and lead our market. Strong Analytical skills Team work - Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally with colleagues from different disciplines and backgrounds. Experience with FMCG / Food Services / Restaurant Retail . Job Offer up to £58,000 plus car allowance, bonuses and benefits This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66853019