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Head of Procurement

Job Title: Head of Procurement
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Salary: Up to £0.00 per annum
REF: BBBH11594_1668691673
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
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Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description

Head of Procurement



A seasoned procurement professional is needed to help refine and deliver a procurement strategy & introduce new ways of working into a food manufacturing business that has grown substantially in a short period of time.

Reporting to the COO, you will be part of the senior leadership team and will need to be comfortable working at both a strategic and operational level, giving solid advice and guidance to the business, whilst implementing systems and processes that suit the rapid growth of this organisation.

There are significant untapped opportunities to raise standards and make improvements not only in profitability and competitiveness, but also process efficiency and continuity.

Company Profile:

  • FMCG
  • Turnover in excess of £90 million
  • 6 Direct reports


  • Understand corporate strategy, break it down into a local plan and implement.
  • Get to know the supply chain, focusing high risk, high demand, plus upper and lower performing suppliers.
  • Analyse the current structure of your team, their capabilities and reshape according to the needs of the local strategy.


  • Solid experience in Procurement from within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of transforming a procurement department or developing a procurement department, ideally within a business that has gone through substantial growth.
  • Experience and comfortable with operating both strategically and hands on.
  • Strong negotiation skills with experience of negotiating contract terms with key suppliers.
  • Experience of leading, coaching and developing teams.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

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