Procurement Manager Raw Commodities - Food

GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum +
22 Dec 2020
21 Jan 2021
George Beale
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

EMEA Procurement Manager, Raw Materials & Commodity Spend - Global Food Manufacturing Major - Buckinghamshire + Flexible working - £60-70k + package

After a buoyant and successful year, this global food manufacturing firm is looking to bring onboard a cutting-edge procurement manager to lead raw material commodity spend across EMEA, post recent promotions in the team.

This US business, who have grown via some high-profile acquisitions in Europe, are the leading brand in their market producing for the industrial, restaurant and home markets, generating €4Bn revenue. As a procurement manager in this transforming procurement function, you will not only get the opportunity to work with some of the leading procurement & supply chain talent the market has to offer, but be given the autonomy to stamp your mark on this category and progress through senior management with a clear pathway into senior leadership positions.

Procurement Manager role outline:

  • Responsible for the execution and development of sourcing strategies across commodity portfolio, including; nuts, grains & spices, accountable for achieving competitive positions with these suppliers
  • Coaching and leading the junior buyers and buyers in the team, always with a focus towards the companies strategy and positioning in the market
  • Work cross-functionally to build strong relationships with other functions, including; Finance, Marketing, R&D & NPD to ensure you are aware of new product cycles and able to allocate sufficient time to these new products
  • Take advantage of this organisations global reputation in personal and career development, to progress through the organisation in the years to follow

Experience required:

  • Global raw materials or commodity purchasing experience from one of the following industries is desired; food manufacturing or FMCG
  • It is essential however to have strong and demonstratable experience of working in a strategic procurement role, tasked with strategic category development and sourcing initiatives in a raw materials / commodity focussed category
  • Financial analysis and reviewing experience in order to manage quarterly reviews with stakeholders and in order to manage ever changing commodity pricing due to turbulent political and geographical landscapes
  • Bachelors / Masters / MCIPS qualifications is desired however not essential

If you are interested in joining this global leader, please get in touch via the relevant domain or directly with a copy of your cv to

Keywords: procurement, purchasing, direct buying, buyer, commodities, ingredients, raw ingredients, food, manufacturing, fmcg, supplier management, degree, CIPS

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