Head of Procurement

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About Allplants

Founded in 2016 by food-lovers and serial entrepreneurs JP and Alex, allplants is an award-winning planet-positive food brand and VC-backed B-Corp with over 100 employees on a mission to build Earth’s most forward-thinking food company, operating out of Blackhorse Road, London.

Eating plants is the most impactful way to reduce your environmental footprint, so our mission is to inspire the next billion plant-powered people, combining exciting flavours and luxe convenience. We’ve already served over 900,000 meals to homes all over the UK, subscribing for an easier way to enjoy plant-based living. Our plans for 2020 and beyond are as exciting as they are delicious - with big growth plans involving both new products and new distribution.

Job Description

As Head of Procurement you will lead a growing team who manage all of the sourcing and purchasing our raw materials and packaging, be responsible for maximising material availability, security and unit economics as well as balancing inventory across a multi-site network.

The areas of responsibility for this role include:

Procurement: The purchasing of all of our fresh, frozen and ambient ingredients, along with all of our packaging and sundry items. Ensuring we have consistency of supply secured at a cost that keeps us in line with our unit economics.

Supply chain planning and risk assessment, take the longer view when reviewing our Supply and ensuring we have robust comumercial agreements with contingencies in place for all key items.

It’s a strategic role and we need someone who knows how to and is excited by the challenge of scaling and levelling up a function from the perspective of people, process and technology.

The salary for this role is based on our internal framework and is £50,000 to £70,000 depending on experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with all other functions within allplants along with our suppliers and partners.
  • Assess all of our processes and upgrade where required to set the solid foundations for growth.
  • Lead the way with planning our expansion into new categories and markets. Preempting the challenges and ensuring we have the infrastructure to meet the demands.
  • Ensure consistency of supply via a 99.5% OTIF service level for inbound raw materials and packaging.
  • Strategically risk assess our supply chain to ensure it is robust by identifying and managing bottlenecks. To ensure we are able to meet 100% YoY growth and market challenges.
  • Promote a continuous improvement philosophy and culture of quality, encouraging team participation in improvement initiatives

Prerequisites

  • You are self aware, personable and have high emotional intelligence - you work well within a team and you know how to handle difficult situations and conversations
  • You are an experienced leader, you enjoy building and developing teams.
  • You have experience managing large supply chains for multi-site operations, ideally over multiple geographies.
  • You have a sharp attention to detail when it comes to performance and KPI’s, you know what good looks like and know how to get there.
  • You can influence others and get things done, even when you don’t have the reins
  • You have strong written communication skills and are able to craft messages in a concise, clear and structured way
  • You have solid personal organisation, planning and scheduling skills
  • You are encouraged by a challenge and keen to build something from the ground up

Benefits

  • Be part of a business with purpose (certified B-Corp), using commercial growth to better serve people & planet
  • Opportunities to grow in your career and develop your skills as we scale our teams and the company
  • Competitive salary and stock options from day one
  • 24 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Free healthy lunches, breakfast and snacks, and lots of allplants tastings
  • A free monthly delivery of allplants for everyone to taste what's cooking
  • A dog-friendly office with cute pooches
  • Regular socials (when safe to do so). We love a good party.
  • Chance to join one of Escape The City’s Top 100 companies to work for & #7 in Startups' Top 100 most disruptive and innovative startups
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