PROCUREMENT CO-ORDINATOR - PERMANENT

SALARY: ENQUIRE

Start Date: Immediate

Term: FT Permanent

Location: Tastehead, 186 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, SW6 7RQ

 

Who We Are

 

We are a leading Food Development Agency with razor-sharp focus on ‘taste’ and innovation. Our cross-functional team is comprised of chefs, product developers, marketeers, nutritionists and food consultants. We develop food and beverage products for global brands, retailer private labels and start-up businesses, many of which have gone on to win awards. We actively follow UK and global food innovation trends, whilst having the expertise and confidence to focus on the ones that have longevity. With a consistently high number of active projects we work across a broad variety of categories such as confectionery, hot and cold beverages, bakery, snacking, condiments, baby food, ready meals and many more.

 

We offer a host of services to our clients;

 

  • Ideation workshops

  • Concept development

  • Product development

  • Competitor benchmarking

  • Market research & consumer insights

  • Shelf life testing and nutritional analysis

  • Manufacturer sourcing

  • Supply chain setup

  • Factory trial scheduling and attendance

  • Photoshoots

  • PR activations

  • Consumer testing

  • Focus Groups

 

We are currently a team of eleven, made up of chefs, product developers, marketeers, project managers, food consultants and business administrators. Based in Fulham, West London, our offices are fully equipped with a development kitchen, photography workspace and open plan desk space. We have seen rapid growth over the past 3 years and have exciting plans for the future. 

Now in our next phase of expansion, we require a full-time Procurement Coordinator to head up the procurement and supply chain management of our development projects. The main responsibilities of this role will include sourcing ingredients and development samples from a wide range of suppliers, in addition to locating and onboarding co-manufacturers on behalf of our clients. Due to the broad variety of projects that we work on, this will no doubt mean new territory for most candidates and would suit an individual with existing procurement experience or even a development chef/technologist looking to move to a more desk-based role.

 

The Candidate

 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a relevant role.

  • Ideally a background in the food and beverage industry.

  • Comfortable designing and managing various databases.

  • Adaptable and eager to learn new skills.

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.

  • Keen for a new challenge as part of a fast-growing, exciting business.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and G-Suite.

 

The Role

  • Develop, hone and execute new and improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing and manufacturer sourcing.

  • Build and develop strong relationships with our suppliers, co-manufacturers and other key partners.

  • Source new suppliers and co-manufacturers, for the UK, EU and rest of the world.

  • Research and source innovative new ingredients, packaging, equipment and other materials.

  • Finalise pricing and supplier contracts.

  • Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation.

  • Carry out kitchen testing on new and innovative ingredients from suppliers.

  • Manage project timelines and critical paths alongside the product development team.

 

What You Will Get In Return

 

  • The opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge base within a fun, fast and energetic environment.

  • Exposure to the product development process across a high number of food and drink categories, often working on concepts that have never been seen before.

  • Working closely with our co-founders who are industry experts with over 40 years of combined experience in the food industry. 

  • Competitive salary with a performance related bonus package.

  • Generous holiday allowance.

  • Company pension plan.

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

  • A company MacBook Pro for use during your time with us.

 

 

If you feel that you are the right candidate for this role, then we'd love to hear from you! 

Please contact careers@tastehead.com with an up to date C.V. and a covering email - subject line 'Procurement Co-ordinator Application'.  While we endeavour to respond to all applications due to volume, we can not provide detailed feedback to each candidate. 

 

Please may we kindly request that you do not contact us or any of our employees via LinkedIn or other forms of social media in reference to this vacancy. 

 

 

 

Tastehead is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to encouraging equality and diversity in our workforce.

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