Head of Procurement (Outsourced Goods), Scotland

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Supply Chain
Location: Scotland
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client is a successful SME. In partnership, we are seeking to appoint a Head of Procurement.

My client is a proud business to deliver the finest quality products you can buy, with an excellent brand and more importantly, they are a people-driven organisation with superb core values and a happy workforce. A very desirable place to work.

The role

To identify, and negotiate commercial terms with, suppliers of superb-quality great tasting food in the prepared meals, vegetables & accompaniments and desserts market, building long-term, sustainable and rewarding relationships.

Create and implement purchasing policies, procedures and processes to aid and improve business performance.
Ensure that the plans are in place, and actions are taken, to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets.
Manage relationships with suppliers including supplier selection, de-selection, negotiation and evaluation.
Forecast pricing and market trends to optimise buying and procurement strategies and plans.
Work closely with the Marketing team to new and alternative products, and to support commercial trading plans.
Coach, mentor and develop direct reports delivering continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions.
Manage stock levels and procurement processes to ensure optimal cash flow management and stock availability.
Ensure compliance with all legal requirements.
Monitor market and competitor activity to highlight and act on opportunities and challenges and so support the delivery of the commercial objectives.
Review environmental strategies that support a sustainable approach to procurement.


The candidate
Likely to be educated to degree level (but not essential).
Proven experience in the food manufacturing industry.
Demonstrable experience of working at a senior level within a procurement function.
A proven track record of delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes and systems.
Demonstrates success in adding value, reducing costs and making business improvements.
Identifying new suppliers and on-boarding to deliver profitable growth.


What’s on offer?
A company culture which promotes continuous learning and diversity.
An attractive remuneration including a variety of benefits
The opportunity to join a business that values every employee and hold their company values at the core of all of their activities.

A full job description and company brief will be provided on qualification.
If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.

Due to the high number of applications, you will only be contacted if your CV is of interest for the role.
Meet your consultant
Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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