Head of Procurement

Position Overview:

We are one of the fastest growing Pet Food manufacturers in the UK, now seeking a strategic and hands on leader to join our team as Head of Procurement. This role forms part of the Managing Board and will have ownership of the Purchasing department for Pets Choice.


Blackburn / Commutable / Hybrid

Company Overview:

The Pet Food Category is worth more than £4.5bn in the UK
Pet Ownership has increased
The Pet Care market is growing at 6%
PETS CHOICE is seeing DOUBLE with market growth at 12% !

Pets Choice is a leading FMCG Branded Pet Food and Pet Products Manufacturer with offices and manufacturing sites based in Lancashire, Somerset and South Wales.
Our products range from Food & Treats, Toys & Accessories to Animal Health. Our portfolio of brands includes: Webbox, Bob Martin, TastyBone, Felight, Spikes, WildThings and Meatiful.


Reporting to the COO, the Head of Procurement is an integral part of the business and comes with a high degree of responsibility.
The role will sit within the managing board and will take responsibility for the creation and delivery of the Procurement strategy for our company.


  • The Procurement department is responsible for purchasing food, ingredients, raw materials, packaging, utilities, workwear and waste management as well as £multi-millions worth of finished goods from the Far East and Europe.
  • Lead, coach, inspire and motivate a team of 5.
  • Responsible for the creation, implementation and execution of the Procurement strategy.
  • Ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the purchasing process. Deliver cost savings.
  • Focus on continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate contracts terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms.
  • Source and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage purchasing budgets.
  • Responsible for cost estimating of bought in goods
  • Forecast market trends and prices of key products and materials.
  • Collate data and report annually on packaging compliance.
  • Prepare and publish monthly board reports.
  • Continually review environmental strategies which could reduce our waste impact whilst considering cost implications.
  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities.

Key attributes and skills:

  • Proven track record gained from a FMCG Food manufacturing environment.
  • Energetic leader with a hands on approach. Ability to engage, manage, coach and develop a team.
  • Ability to influence and build strong relationships.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • A track record of delivering end to end supply chain optimisation projects would be an advantage.
  • Resilient, optimistic and open to change.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cv to recruitment@petschoice.co.uk