Status: Closed. Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title:  Procurement Manager

Client:  St Pierre Groupe Ltd (formerly known as Carrs Foods International Ltd)

Location: Towers Business Park, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 2RY

Remuneration: Circa £50k - £60k salary (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits package including flexible working

Job Purpose: 

  • To develop and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing, particularly sourcing of product, freight and warehousing.
  • To manage product costs across the life cycle of each product. This includes negotiating initial costs, maximising logistics utilisation and monitoring / re-negotiating costs to reflect changes in input costs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, monitor and actively engage in price negotiation, ensuring purchasing activity protects company margin and is controlled through applying cost analysis techniques.
  • Actively track commodity prices, identifying opportunities to challenge suppliers for price reductions.  Defend requests for price increases from suppliers.
  • Assist with the provision of forecasts to suppliers.
  • Assist with gathering data and implementation of supplier scorecards.
  • Hold regular meetings with key suppliers to review forecasts and performance.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers.
  • Some European business travel will be required.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications

  • CIPS qualified
  • Degree/HND educated or equivalent

Skills & Experience:


  • A successful track record in Procurement
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Experience includes using an intelligent and sensitive approach to developing long term supplier relationships
  • Experience of working in an international organisation with an overseas supplier base
  • IT literacy, including Intermediate eXCEL


  • Food industry experience (Bakery industry experience advantageous)
  • French speaker / multilingual

Personal Attributes

  • Good communication skills - written & verbal
  • Well organisaed with good attention to detail
  • Positive and 'can do' attitude
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Flexible approach to tasks performed and hours worked
  • Ability to work autonomously & collaboratively as part of a team
  • Diplomacy, Tenacity & Results Orientated
  • Highly analytical

To apply please email your CV to Elaine Rippon at Oakleigh Resourcing on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Elaine to discuss your interest in more detail