Senior Procurement Controller - Indirects

Posted 06 March 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Commercial
Job FunctionCommercial
Contact NameRobin Mukerjee
Expiry date 05 April 2024

Job description

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:


Lead a team of Indirect procurement buyers to provide direction, coaching and performance management to deliver savings, drive good procurement practice across Greencore and manage supplier performance for indirect goods and services. Continuously improves the capability of the team and is seen as a commercial expert. Has excellent stakeholder relationships with senior leadership providing strategic partnering.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Lead on all procurement activity for the key areas of overhead and indirect expenditure with a rigorous approach to negotiation, supporting others on the process, and working with key stakeholders to unlock value and preserve value
  • Work with budget holders to formulate and implement a sourcing strategy to ensure that functional and business strategies and performance targets are achieved. Specific focus on cost control, business risk and sustainability. Influence on functional strategies for supplier selection, outsourcing etc. Formulate and implement supplier identification, selection and performance management processes
  • Support the business transformation process and lift the indirect procurement capability to Industry average or above
  • Lead a team to deliver its financial, service and people vision and objectives. Develop and embed a performance culture within their team to ensure all colleagues are clearly focused on their key objectives. Develop and coach their team to improve their skills and performance and maximise their potential
  • 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

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • 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

What you’ll get in return


*       Competitive salary and job-related benefits

*       Holidays

*       Pension up to 8% matched

*       Life insurance up to 4x salary

*       Company share save scheme

*       Greencore Qualifications

*       Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

*       Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.