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Packaging Category Manager

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  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ross Harrison

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    08 Mar 00:00

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Pod Talent is excited to be working on a very unique opportunity with an iconic British food manufacturer who have bold plans to transform their purchasing and supply chain department from a 'start-up' feel to a best-in-class procurement function. For this role I am looking to speak with procurement candidates that have experience in transformation and managing cross-functional cost-reduction programmes in a food-manufacturing environment, and whose procurement expertise is in Direct Materials with a specific focus on commodities.

In this role you will be representing a number of well-known food brands and have the backing of a global parent company, and will be tasked with supporting the Head of Purchasing to build a robust procurement framework and a 'way' of doing procurement that is unique to the business but also respected in the market.

As a successful candidate you won't be joining a BAU procurement function so you must be comfortable working in smaller environments, have an exceptionally strong growth mind-set and bring a balance of high energy and experience to the role. This role is a great opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. You must also have a willingness to travel to different sites across the UK

The extra bits & pieces….

  • Must have a min. 3 years' procurement experience in Packaging sourcing.

  • Experience in the Food-manufacturing sector, or similarly FMCG/Pharma to understand the complexities of manufacturing and the UK/EU supply base

  • Comfortable leading cross-functional projects and a superstar stakeholder manager

  • Degree and MCIPS qualified, people management experience

  • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK- unfortunately my client cannot sponsor!

If you are interested in applying for this role or understanding more, don't delay as we will be looking to shortlist within the next two weeks.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.