Procurement Manager - Protein

London

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About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to transform the way the world thinks about home cooking. Forget the hassle of supermarkets, or the tiresome process of planning your weekly meals - we deliver to your door all the ingredients, instructions and inspiration needed to make delicious meals at home, from scratch.

At just 9 years in, we’re the industry leader and have delivered hundreds of millions of meals to millions of households worldwide and are passionate about disrupting one of the last industries to go online - food and grocery.

But most importantly, it’s our incredible people who make HelloFresh what it is. We thrive on giving our employees an inclusive working environment, in which they have access to development opportunities and in which their voices are heard and valued every day. This helps us best reflect and serve our customers.

So, if you’re keen to join a growing, caring company which puts its people at the heart of what it does, look no further!

About the job

As Procurement Manager - Protein you will own the management of all costs, service levels, quality of goods sold and procurement/buying activities for the protein category. You will be responsible for delivering an effective strategy, achieving an optimal balance between business needs and providing the best product for our customers.

What you will be doing:

  • Responsible for owning the commercial side of our protein portfolio
  • Optimise our protein supply network and support changes to improve customer experience
  • Lead vendor selection process and supplier negotiations to secure maximum value while taking into consideration TCO (total cost of ownership), service, and quality
  • Collaborate with and support the Supply Chain, Technical, Operations, and Product teams in executing strategic initiatives activities (eg. reduction of quality error rates, reduction of DC changeovers, etc.)
  • Delivering business change management and a growth mindset
  • Work with Technical and Supply Chain teams to resolve protein related problems
  • Lead and influence a variety of internal stakeholders within the business ensuring alignment across teams
  • Partner with our suppliers on value-creating solutions, ensuring relationship is maintained and further developed to improve the financials for both HelloFresh
  • Support the senior management in identifying cost drivers, issue root causes and appropriate improvements/resolutions
  • Solve problems on-the-go in a fast-paced environment

Who you are:

  • Data-driven – You can organize, explore, and synthesize unstructured data into actionable insights to better inform operational decision-making.
  • Intellectually curious – You have an insatiable desire to understand how things work, why they work the way they do, and to consistently challenge the status quo.
  • Detail-oriented – You possess strong organizational skills and consistently demonstrate a methodical approach to all your work.
  • A self-starter – You are highly motivated and passionate. You’re eager to take on new projects without knowing exactly what you will uncover.
  • Agile – You thrive in fast-paced and dynamic environments and are comfortable working autonomously.
  • A critical thinker – You use logic to identify opportunities, evaluate alternatives, and synthesize and present critical information to solve complex problems.
  • An excellent communicator – able to communicate at all levels with clarity, poise, maturity and precision both written and verbal.
  • Collaborative - Work cross functionally with various teams to gather key inputs and able to work well with diverse opinions.
  • Dedicated to providing the best possible experience for the HelloFresh customer.
  • Have at least 5 years of protein procurement experience
  • Quantitative and analytical experience (either through education or professional experience) including solid comfort in Google suite and or MS Office applications

What you will get in return:

Upon starting your employment:

  • 70% discount on HelloFresh or Green Chef boxes
  • Premium Headspace membership
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work benefit
  • Unlimited access to our Employee Assistance Programme- If in the office, enjoy a Free breakfast every day
  • Learnerbly membership with up to £75 per year to spend on your development  

Upon passing probation:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Classpass membership
  • Private Health Insurance with BUPA 

Further details will be provided upon the start of your employment. 

Level and Progression:

Manager:

A Manager is responsible for a part of a larger function with limited guidance from senior management, proactively delivering a set of objectives for the team, aligning with a wider function. 

From there, you can progress to a Senior Manager level within the same function, or progress sideways to a role in another team at HelloFresh for which you have transferable skills.maller projects independently, with only punctual support from manager.

Start date: ASAP

Location: The HelloFresh Farm, 60 Worship Street, EC2A 2EZ, London 

Recruitment process: First, you will have a phone interview with a member of our Talent Acquisition team. Should you be successful, you will be asked to complete a competency interview and, depending on the result, you will be invited for an additional interview including a case study review.

We are convinced that diversity is what makes our teams stronger: whatever your identity or background might be, you will have something invaluable to offer to this company. We want to know what it is! Please apply.

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