Lead Procurement Manager

NRG are looking to recruit a Lead Procurement Manager to be based in Gosforth. For this role you must have significant experience in food or wholesale.



Reporting to Head of Procurement, the Lead Procurement Manager will be responsible for developing and leading the strategic procurement activity to support organisations catering.

The role will work with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally to ensure we maximise the benefits from a strong supply chain and deliver maximum value for our business and our guests.

  • Formulating future procurement strategy in conjunction with the Retail team and Head of Procurement.

  • Managing the relationship and performance of the main suppliers, including extending the scope of the current arrangements so as to provide appropriate support for the strategy in the medium to long term.

  • Formulate appropriate long term supply arrangements for the long term. Produce tenders, negotiate and contract for key distributor and wholesale contract replacement ahead of current contract expiration.

  • Manage the performance of the Category Manager.

  • Build and maintain relationships with Retail, Operations and General Managers at site to promote benefits and understanding of centrally appointed supply arrangements.

  • Drawing up specification and tendering to a range of suppliers as appropriate to the product categories for which you are responsible; ensure all product selected meet the requirements of the Distribution arrangements.

  • Produce tangible benefits in terms of cost, quality and benefit to the business in line with the targets set by the Head of Procurement.

  • Management of the day-to-day relationships with the Suppliers in your category and collaborating with them to continually improve performance.

  • Monitor the relevant commodity markets within your product group so that the business can be ahead of any impending inflationary pressures, legislation or shortages in those markets. Recommend and take action to protect the business.

  • Control pricing so that it maintains the agreed margins for the business.

  • Produce reports demonstrating pricing, volume and supplier performance.

  • Keep abreast of market trends and potential suppliers within your category.

This is a permanent opportunity with a salary up to £65,000k. working from home 2/3 days a week is permitted.

For more information please apply or contact NRG.