Westmill is a specialist food supplier whose market leading brands include Amoy, Asli Atta, Daawat, Elephant Atta, Patak’s, Pride, Rajah and Tolly Boy. Found in the best professional and home kitchens, our brands are respected for their quality and authenticity and our vision is to inspire our communities with colourful food, through working with our trade partners in the ethnic and grocery channels. Working for Westmill means you belong to an entrepreneurial and culturally diverse business that values high performance, collaboration and the desire to make a difference.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to lead the sourcing and purchasing of a diverse range of spice products for one of our drive brands – Rajah, as well as managing our co-packer requirements. As well as playing a key role in the Procurement team, you will also work closely with our Commercial team in developing the right supplier base to support Westmill’s ambitious NPD programme.
Whilst negotiating and executing agreements to ensure the best terms of trade is a given, you will be responsible for monitoring on-going service levels of the supplier base, SLA’s and other performance criteria. Ensuring suppliers comply with Westmill’s Supplier Code of Conduct will be a key focus too.
Given the complexity of the role, we are looking for someone with lots of energy and drive and at least 3 years’ procurement experience, preferably in a food environment. Candidates should be excited by the opportunity to grasp the challenges of sourcing from a range of complex supply chains, mainly in Asia. As a result, a willingness and love of international travel is an essential requirement of this role.
With an excellent track record in negotiation and stakeholder management skills, you will be able to ensure that Westmill gets the best commercial deal, whilst also developing our supply chains to meet ABF’s stringent Corporate Social Responsibility and compliance requirements.