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Head of Fish Procurement (PTM)

Hybrid - Liverpool, Merseyside
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying, Category Management, Marketing, Other Job Function

Job Details

Job Purpose

  • To ensure the procurement of Frozen Fish ( primarily Tuna ) at the lowest cost for the quantity, quality, species and delivery requirements of the Company’s Mauritian processing operations.
  • In coordination with PTM management team maximise the utilisation at best cost of the PTM logistical operations especially cold store provision and in bound logistics operations.
  • To deliver sustainable and ethical sourcing policies, focusing on and supporting Princes ESG Team and objectives and in conjunction with ISSF to help drive change within the industry.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • The total management of the Procurement of Round Frozen Tuna, its technical specifications and pricing.
  • Accountable for the contracting, planning, organising and delivery of tuna raw material purchasing function in close liaison with management team in Mauritius and to achieve Group requirements and  objectives.
  • Support the achievement of Company tuna sustainability goals and objectives and in line with ISSF commitments.
  • Interaction at all levels of management and other stakeholders both internal and external including Government and NGO representatives. This e position requires the job holder to be able to communicate effectively and work with a wide range of departments and take a pro-active role in the business.
  • Assist and advise in developing and updating supplier and in-bound logistics strategies to maximise the effectiveness and efficiencies within PTMs overall cost management.
  • Represent and act as one of the more senior members of the Procurement team on major issues / initiatives as required.
  • Develop key supplier partnerships to drive long term sustainable value across the whole supply chain and manage procedures to identify and mitigate supply risk.
  • Professionally resolve problems both internally and externally in a fair and ethical manner while protecting the long-term interests of the company.
  • Maintain a high level of market intelligence and disseminate relevant information to key internal stakeholders to support strategic planning and decision making.

Role Requirements    

  • Senior level procurement experience in the seafood industry
  • International supply chain and / or operations expertise 
  • Thorough understanding of procurement processes and frameworks.
  • Ability to work autonomously but at same time collaborate closely with key personnel in the PTM local management team. 
  • Degree level qualification ideally in a  business-related subject.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP analytics & reporting
  • CIPS qualification  at Associate / Member level
  • Willingness to travel in UK and overseas.


The Princes Group has over 7,000 employees with offices and production sites in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, France and Mauritius. Princes manufactures 350 different food and drink products responsibly sourced and enjoyed by consumers every day. None of this would be possible without striving to be an employer of choice, where our colleagues are proud to represent our business.

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