Procurement Specialist

London | Ref: BBBH23840

£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Procurement Specialist

White City, London

£28,000 - £30,000 + Benefits

Role Profile
Cast UK are delighted to partner with Butternut Box, a fast-growing ecommerce-based business, focused on creating healthier and fresher dog food with the most natural of ingredients.

Looking for a purchasing specialist to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers whilst ensuring a continuous supply of materials, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong purchasing skillset focused around supplier management and negotiations. This is a fantastic opportunity for bright and enthusiastic professionals looking to develop their experience and to join this unique success story as this is an innovative growth business with a vibrant and fun culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Representing the needs of the business in relationships with suppliers
  • Driving long term business benefits through cost reduction, process efficiencies and adding value by building long term relationships with key suppliers
  • Working closely with the wider operations team to ensure sourcing needs are met
  • Ensuring products meet required quality and sustainability criteria
  • Ensure a continuous supply of materials
  • Identify and execute contingency plans for materials
  • Confidently negotiate prices
  • Support successful New Product Development launches

Skills and Experiences

  • Minimum 12 months procurement / supply chain experience
  • Food manufacturing organisation would be useful but not essential
  • Strong influencing skills and a passion for procurement
  • Strong negotiator
  • Proven track record of adding value
  • Strong commercial acumen, customer focused, analytical, highly numerate
  • Effective communicator, able to build relationships at all levels internally and externally
  • Ability to influence, engage & coach others
  • Self starter
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Drive for continuous improvement, embracing change

Remuneration

£28,000 - £30,000 + Benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com

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