Purchasing Manager - Foodservice
Your new company
A fantastic opportunity exists for a senior Buying / Procurement professional with one of the UK's fastest growing food-service and hospitality groups to manage the procurement strategy across all food categories including fresh produce, chilled, ambient and drinks.
Your new role
In this role you will be responsible for the day to day running of the Purchasing team, leading the management and the strategy of commercial decisions, ensuring sales and margin targets are achieved. You will lead supplier tenders and contracts and be responsible for analysing sales data, communicating business decisions to internal stakeholders, suppliers and the customer base. You will also ensure business and client reports are accurate and on time.
What you'll need to succeed
Ideally from a food-service, catering or hospitality background, you will have experience in managing, training and developing a purchasing or Buying team in a commercial environment. You will be an expert in your field, monitoring your market to ensure you and your team make intelligent purchasing decisions around seasonal availability, price variations and new product innovation. You will have a strong appreciation and understanding of the supply base and supply chain across many food categories, underpinned by excellent commercial awareness, and the ability to produce accurate, detailed and compelling business reports. You will need to be well organised, with first rate communication and influencing skills
What you'll get in return
In return, the successful applicant will be given a competitive salary, bonus and car allowance in a modern and vibrant office environment that includes benefits such as contributory pension, free parking and a host of other incentives.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please visit www.hays.co.uk/retail to view all of our current vacancies.