Senior Supplier Relationship Manager

Grant Howell
Batley, West Yorkshire
Competitive + Benefits
28 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Supplier Relationship Manager

Do you have the four ingredients of success?

  • Make things happen with agility and pace
  • Seek out and thrive on a challenge
  • The desire to lead in the food industry
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Supply Relationship team at one of the UK’s most loved brands, Fox’s Biscuits; makers of the Party Ring, Viennese and many more,

This is a unique opportunity for either an experienced Procurement Professional / Buyer or Purchasing Manager to use their strong commercial acumen and become the Senior Supplier Relationship Manager, a role which is paramount to the commercial goals of our Fox’s Biscuits business.

This is the role which you have been waiting for as  you will be working as part of the Supplier Relationships team to drive effective and efficient management of the company’s total spend portfolio. The key deliverable's are meeting the agreed criteria for cost, quality and service and the availability of core procurement information therefore  allowing continual improvements and effective supplier choice and relationships.

As the Senior Supplier Relationship Manager, you will manage the supply of the packaging and the ingredients portfolio across the business in conjunction with Central Procurement sourcing arrangements. You will also manage the sourcing and expediting of new materials to meet tight but realistic lead-times at lowest total cost.

You will develop strong supplier relationships, including joint initiatives and support the Value Engineering Manager in the delivery of annually agreed targets. You will also increase the teams’ inclusion in Central Procurement’s decision making process through proactive involvement at an early stage and be able to influence the board to adopt new ways of working aimed at improving the business total cost agenda

So if your looking for a role which will keep you challenged, enable you to grow and give you the chance to work in a environment envied by our competitors, look no further.

About You:

Key Skills / Experience / Qualifications

  • You will have worked in a similar position previously
  • Strong understanding of Purchasing techniques demonstrated through effective management of a wide supply base
  • IT literate, numerate, with analytical ability and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience of supplier management tools – SLA’s, KPI’s etc.
  • Self motivated, able to develop self and team development
  • Commercial awareness, Project Management experience, and resilience
  • Ability to work under pressure and set appropriate prioritization
  • CIPS qualified preferable
  • Ability to work at all levels across the organization
  • Driving License essential

Can you do it?  Yes you can, if you’re fanatical about food, thrive under pressure and have the can-do spirit that’s created our brand.  Bring those qualities along with the above and you will have the recipe for success.


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