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Purchasing & Suppy Chain Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorGrocery, Retail
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted07 September 2018

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This is a unique opportunity to manage and drive the procurement & supply chain function in one of the leading UK casual dinning businesses. With a fantastic Central London location, they are looking to hire a dynamic, enthusiastic and intelligent individual with a strong purchasing background within the dinning and restaurant industry.

Client Details

My client currently has 10 locations across the UK currently and has plans to continue to grow across the UK, with further expansion into mainland Europe. Their great team atmosphere, along with fantastic staff members, has allowed them to be a popular place to work, as well as eat!

The business focuses on good food, that is quick an easy, but more importantly satisfying. There pride themselves on only using the best ingredients available and love trying out new flavours and combinations for the customers.



  • Categories include: Chicken, Red Meats, Fresh Produce, Bakery, Spices, Drinks, Equipment & Service Contracts
  • Creating, developing and implementing the purchasing strategy
  • Cost savings, but maintaining the highest quality.
  • Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders (operations, NPD, marketing & sales)
  • Product quality reviews with suppliers

Supplier Relationship Management
  • Managing new supplier requests and offering suggestions on most desirable suppliers.
  • Owning and maintaining all inventory management system information, including, but not limited to, requests for supplier information updates, supplier price approvals/extensions, and new supplier and item set-ups.
  • Working with existing suppliers to respond to restaurant inquiries/issues, and ensure any supply changes are communicated to relevant groups.
  • Working with suppliers and distribution centres to quickly address and prevent food quality issues


The ideal candidate will:
  • Have and be able to articulate a passion for food and be interested in a long-term career in procurement, including contract negotiations.
  • Be a responsible, directed, dependable, self-starter with a can-do attitude, boundless energy, and a thirst for constant improvement.
  • Be comfortable preparing reports and presenting and new initiatives to company leaders.
  • Work well in a team setting.
  • Have the ability to execute projects independently and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Thrive in a fast-moving environment.

Job Offer

£40,000 to £50,000 plus bonus and benefits.

Flexible and autonomous working environment

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