Procurement Lead - Fresh Produce


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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 caring, fun and energetic team, look no further!

About the job

About the job:

Based in our office in Shoreditch, London, you will join our talented, driven Procurement team. We are looking for an experienced, strategy focused and ambitious procurement professional to tackle tough challenges and work closely with suppliers in our procurement process. 

You will be responsible for the development and successful execution of the procurement strategy for the fresh produce, fruits and herbs category. You will have the freedom to realise your own ideas, create effective solutions and make a difference from day one.

Key elements of the role:

  • Take full ownership of multiple categories and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Focus on cost price improvements to drive profit performance, negotiating improved and sustainable commercial terms 
  • Develop and enhance sourcing strategies that reduce supply chain risk and select the right suppliers
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team and Technical team to assist in driving operational and quality improvements
  • Work cross-functionally with New Product Development, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Commercial teams
  • You will be an expert in your field, monitoring your market to ensure you make intelligent purchasing decisions around seasonal availability, price variations and new product innovation
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders locally and in international teams
  • You will have excellent commercial awareness and be well organised, with first rate communication and influencing skills

What we would like to see:

  • 2+ years’ experience within the FMCG sector 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Procurement/Supply Chain or equivalent related work experience
  • Hardworking and honest outlook
  • Proactive, ambitious, and assertive: you take ownership of your work and think beyond the scope of a given assignment
  • Confident and professional negotiator with strong commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical skills, including advanced Excel
  • Experience creating and project managing a pipeline of innovation and value-optimisation projects 
  • Ability to lead, contribute and work effectively within a team
  • Able to adhere to the values and mission of the company
  • Ability to manage, change and comply with internal and external business processes
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products and ability to adapt to technology-based ways of working  

What you will get in return:

  • 70% discount on HelloFresh boxes from day 1.
  • Free local gym access or private health care.
  • Pension scheme contribution.
  • Access to our Learning & Development platform, to keep learning on top of your daily tasks!
  • Borrow my Doggy Premium account.
  • Free breakfast, hot and cold drinks every day.
  • Weekly Power Sanctuary Yoga class.
  • Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured.
  • Regular fun activities and team building.

Level and progression:

A Lead brings specialist skills to one business area, running complex operational tasks and leading smaller projects independently, with only punctual support from manager.

From there, you can progress to a Manager level withing the same function, or progress sideways to a role in another team at HelloFresh for which you have transferable skills.

Start date: ASAP

Location: The Fresh Farm, Shoreditch, London. Y

Recruitment process: first, you will have a phone interview with our Talent Acquisition Lead. If successful, you will be invited to a competency interview, and depending on the outcome, one final interview.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, religion or belief.

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