Location
Peterborough, UK
Job Function
Procurement
Type
Permanent

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Procurement Director

Location:  Peterborough

We are delighted to offer an exciting senior leadership opportunity for a proven Procurement leader who is committed to high performance and with potential for more senior roles in the future.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team for UK Monogastric, you will be instrumental in the delivery of our ambitious strategic objectives and the continued development of a continuously improving organisation.

Functionally, you will achieve this by developing strategic partnerships with key suppliers and contacts internally and externally throughout the supply chain, gaining insight and sharing market knowledge to influence decisions to deliver against objectives while meeting compliance requirements.

Working directly and through a team of 22 you will have responsibility for the strategic procurement of direct raw materials and indirect goods and services in line with overall budgets. Our Procurement Team and activities are critical to the success of our business so the ability to draw out the best opportunities at the best quality and most cost-effective solution will be key to success in this role.

Our market remains highly volatile so will need to find solutions to respond to all of these challenges as well as providing leadership to the team ensuring they are equipped to adapt quickly and positively with minimal impact to production.

To be successful we are looking for the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Leadership experience with a demonstrated track record in procurement with ability to work through change and ambiguity.
  • A thorough understanding of commodity markets.
  • Understanding and experience of applying risk management tools
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to gather and analyse financial and business data to identify opportunities and risks.

About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, company car/allowance, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us

ABN is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig and poultry producers across the UK. These range from large corporate customers through to family-owned farm enterprises. We service these customers with feed, nutrition, advice, and related services.

We’re part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them

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