Procurement Manager (Pantry and Packaging)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Haverhill

KatKin’s Opportunity

Cats are undeniably champions of the Internet. They're cute, hilarious, and can be jerks, so honestly what's not to love? But, while they've been getting the recognition they deserve online, they've been left by the wayside in the pet food industry, with legacy FMCG companies opting to offer variations of dog food for them rather than providing food formulated for their dietary needs – did you know they're obligate carnivores, so a high meat diet is a biological necessity?

Enter KatKin.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us
If you want to join and grow an ambitious, mission-driven, high-growth startup that’s making a genuine difference to cat’s and their people’s lives, you’ll love working at KatKin.
With a growing audience of cat people, an expanding Fresh meals recipe book, and the science to back it all up, you get the sense that KatKin is a mere whisker away from becoming a household name for helping cat people do the best for their cats.
The Role
As our Procurement Manager for our pantry items and packaging, you will be playing a crucial role by owning the pantry items and packaging supply chain and ensuring specifications are at the required and ordered levels. You’ll be key in establishing a secure supply chain by developing and executing supplier strategies. This will include negotiating supplier contracts, measuring supplier performance, ensuring supplier due diligence and engagement in risk management, so good stakeholder management skills are key. You will be based in our factory site a few days a week, and outside of that we anticipate travel around the UK to meet with suppliers.
This Hands-On Role Includes Ownership Of:
  • Taking full ownership of all our add-on pantry and packaging buying 

  • Work collaboratively across multiple business functions such as Supply Chain, Marketing and Operations to maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices

  • Keep up to date with market trends and react to changes in demand

  • Fully understand customer needs and demands (e.g. price, quality, availability)

  • Supplier relationship management by identifying, qualifying, and developing potential suppliers based on the business needs. 

  • Stakeholder management - you’re the first point of contact for diverse departments regarding procurement relevant requests. You’ll establish and maintain regular communication with the relevant stakeholders regarding pertinent sourcing activities and support the business stakeholders with translating the business strategy into a sourcing strategy. By doing so, you’ll ensure RBMH is receiving the highest quality at competitive market prices.

Who You Are
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Procurement role

  • Business savvy with good analytical skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills and able to identify commercial opportunities

  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel within the UK

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Informed and passionate about selling our range of products and services

  • Good interpersonal skills – able to build and manage relationships with colleagues and suppliers

  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel skills and preferably experienced with ERP systems

  • A communicative team player who is also confident in working independently

  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to work on different projects in parallel

  • Solution-focused mindset and strong problem-solving thinking to develop innovative and sustainable solutions

What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary

  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast

  • 25 days holiday every year plus your birthday off

  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals

  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental

  • Yearly personal development budget 

  • Company pension

To Apply
Submit your details below, or email ​Jessica@katkin.com
About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact jessica@katkin.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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