TASTEHEAD

186 Dawes Road

London

SW6 7RQ

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PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR - PERMANENT

SALARY: ENQUIRE

Start Date: Estimated October 2019

Term: FT Permanent

Location: Head Office, Fulham

 

Who We Are

 

Tastehead develop food and beverage products for global brands, retailer private labels and start-up businesses, working with clients from concept through to launch and beyond. Our innovation projects span across a variety of categories such as confectionery, hot and cold beverages, ready meals, baby food, bakery, snacking, condiments and many more.

 

We offer a host of services to our clients;

 

  • Ideation workshops and brand strategy

  • Concept development

  • Recipe development

  • Product development

  • Competitor benchmarking

  • Market research & consumer insights

  • Shelf life testing and nutritional analysis

  • Manufacturer sourcing

  • Supply chain setup

  • Factory trial scheduling

  • Photography

  • PR activations

  • Consumer testing/Focus Groups

 

We spend considerable time researching UK and global food trends, whilst having the confidence to focus on the ones that have longevity. We are a close team and operate on a cross–functional basis on every project. You will be joining an agile, fun, hands-on team at an exciting time of growth.

 

Now in our next phase of expansion, we require a full-time Procurement Coordinator to head up our procurement and supply chain management. Your main responsibilities will include sourcing ingredients, packaging and co-manufacturers on behalf of our clients’ projects. Due to the broad variety of projects which we work on this will no doubt mean new territory for you, so a willingness to adapt and learn new categories and skills is essential. As part of a small team you will also need to need to be flexible and support the rest of the team with any other business tasks when required.

 

The Ideal Candidate

 

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

  • Adaptable and eager to learn new skills.

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.

  • Keen for a new challenge as part of an exciting business.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google.

 

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.

  • Manage all supply chains, both internally and on behalf of our clients.

  • Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics to increase productivity and efficiency for our clients.

  • Negotiate pricing and supplier contracts.

  • Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation.

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

 

What You Will Get In Return

 

  • A leading role on a wide variety of development projects covering highly innovative start-ups to global brands.

  • Competitive Salary with a performance-related bonus package.

  • Strong opportunities to grow within an exciting business.

  • Continual support and mentorship.

  • Ownership of the role.

 

 

If you feel that you are the right candidate for this role, then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact hello@tastehead.com with an up to date C.V. and a covering letter.

 

 

 

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

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