Group Procurement Manager

24 / 01 / 2024

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


We seek a highly experienced senior Procurement leader with a successful track record of leading and developing a procurement function that delivers excellent results through partnership and achieves tangible and sustainable cost benefits for the business.
As the Group Procurement Manager, you will lead a high-performing team to deliver and provide strategic leadership, governance, and direction for the Group Procurement function through the development, implementation, and maintenance of procurement strategy, risk management, and resources. Enabling Silver Fern Farms to achieve tangible and sustainable cost benefits, delivering operational efficiencies, and leveraging our health & safety approach.
You will have a proven track record of strong analytical and strategic skills along with top-class communication skills, a flexible and proactive approach, and the ability to identify risk and solutions to complex issues. You will thrive in a dynamic environment, build the capability of others, and foster alignment of effort through your work.
This is a key leadership role in a complex and significant business, to be successful you will need to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders across the business to deliver value to our end consumers. We drive value through best practice processes, continuous improvement, and considering big-picture sustainability in our practices.  
You will have: 

  • Proven procurement skills and delivered transformation results.
  • Broad-based experience of managing the procurement function within a large organisation.
  • Excellent relationship skills and networks.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and manage cross-functional teams.
  • Specific experience in a large processing/manufacturing environment would be advantageous.

This role is a great opportunity to work in a genuine leadership role where you will be able to make an impact. As well as leading the team and ensuring the best possible commercial outcomes, you will spearhead an optimisation project across the purchasing function and procurement function, and play a key role in an ERP implementation.
You will ideally be based in Dunedin or Christchurch (or willing to relocate). However, if you are based elsewhere in NZ (ideally somewhere that we have an office such as Auckland) and willing to travel then we would love to talk to you.

If you have the skills and attributes we are looking for and are wanting to grow and develop your career as part of a leading New Zealand export company, we would love to hear from you.

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 Wayne Fry on

  • Senior Procurement role in one of New Zealand's iconic brands
  • Implement procurement solutions in a large, dynamic and commercial business
  • Flexible location considered, although travel to Dunedin is a must

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