Procurement Category Manager

19 / 01 / 2022

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Purchasing / Procurement


A major international food group that believes in inclusion, authenticity, and individuality. They aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued, and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love, or what they believe in. Their culture is one where everyone is welcome and will benefit from working for a forward-thinking, high-growth business offering opportunities for personal and professional growth and development

Procurement Category Manager, Ingredients/Foodstuffs
Full time, permanent

Role purpose:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the foodstuffs/ingredients procurement category for a highly strategic individual with an understanding of Strategic Sourcing and the skills to manage commodities with volatile pricing and availability.

A dynamic, varied role with a high level of responsibility, autonomy, and accountability. You will need to maintain supply of ingredients while optimising the spend and complexity of the business’s requirements. The role will also support the continuation of the new product innovation agenda and have a direct contribution toward Sustainability targets.

What you’ll be doing:
Develop and implement sustainable sourcing strategies that
support business objectives
Develop a deep understanding of markets and supply chains
Identify, negotiate and implement collaborative relationships with key suppliers 
Negotiate and implement complex/high-risk contracts, through a range of tendering processes to meet business needs
Provide ongoing support to the Development, Brand, and Distribution teams through sourcing strategies and pricing forecasts
Deliver Sustainability targets for individual Ingredient categories

The business is continuing its impressive organic growth. The plan is for rapid career development and a step to a leadership position within the calendar year.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion please call Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email

  • Opportunity to step up to a leadership role
  • International Food Business
  • End-to-end procurement responsiblity

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Wayne Fry
Manager, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

Quite simply I connect talented supply chain candidates with exceptional supply chain opportunities. My extensive networks and experience in the sector make me a specialist Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement recruiter. I’m passionate about achieving the best possible results for my clients and candidates. I do this through offering a bespoke solution to clients, by…

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