Senior Procurement Controller

Posted 15 May 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Procurement
Job FunctionCommercial
Contact NameRobin Mukerjee
Expiry date 28 June 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.


Role Purpose:


To have full responsibility for a defined sourcing area across the whole business, ensuring that performance delivers against procurement and functional plans, targets, and strategies


Key Accountabilities:


  • Value preservation - lead on all procurement activity for the material group to ensure that the total cost of the portfolio is managed efficiently and effectively, with rigorous attention to detail on PV, financial forecasting, rebates, cash management, and Value creation – third party collaboration to unlock value Rigorous approach to negotiation also supporting others on the process
  • Formulate and implement a material sourcing strategy to ensure that business strategies and performance targets are achieved and ensure cross functional agreement with plan. Specific focus on business risk, sustainability and LCCS v near shoring. Influence on specification, origin and specification choices. Formulate and implement supplier identification, selection and performance management processes
  • Stakeholder engagement with commercial teams, including regular market updates/commentary, and support of inflation recovery in your area of expertise, including direct dialogue with customer where necessary. High level of direct engagement with customers and their relevant material buyers
  • Stakeholder engagement with Operational teams (including technical and sustainability) to ensure correct levels of quality and Inbound Service levels are achieved. Develop good working relationships with General Manager and supply chain teams. Have sound understanding of how key sites operate, and who key colleagues are
  • Ensure appropriate governance and risk management. High level of supplier and market engagement to identify and mitigate emerging risks
  • Support the achievement of our sustainability plan through leading with a sustainability mindset
  • Support the achievement of our inclusion and diversity aspirations through role modelling and personally leading and hiring inclusively, embracing and encouraging diversity
  • Implement and ensure compliance with our data management and governance policies, procedures and/or guidance governance approaches so that associated risks are mitigated and managed


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience and knowledge of procurement systems and processes, ideally gained in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of advanced negotiation capability and skill * Understanding and experience of market, suppliers and materials
  • Has experience working with computer programmes and Microsoft Office proficient
  • Experience and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end supply chain processes
  • A practised understanding of value enablers, creation and preservation
  • Experience working and communicating with a diverse group of people, applying excellent stakeholder engagement skills