The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager (MRO). 

Reporting to the Head of Procurement (Packaging), the role has responsibility for developing and implementing the Category Strategies for indirect (MRO, Facilities Management etc.) across the whole of Hain Daniels UK, delivering cost effective procurement and contracting for products and services whilst meeting the business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use Category Management principles to develop strategies and execute plans for the Indirects categories under the role's control.
  • Develop and maintain for formal Category Strategy for each of the categories under the role's control with a minimum of an annual review.
  • Manage the tendering process for categories under your authority, ensuring the negotiation and implementation of best value contracts taking account of the Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Develop and actively manage strategic relationships with suppliers, ensuring business requirements are fully understood and met.
  • Ensure supplier performance is measured and regularly evaluated.
  • Source new products/suppliers as appropriate to support the Group's commercial offering, ensuring the necessary criteria are met in respect of production process, quality, delivery and cost.
  • Develop and nurture strong relationships with internal stakeholders / customers.
  • Work with internal cross functional teams to improve business processes.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Experience in a Senior Strategic Sourcing role.
  • Must have experience in MRO, Engineering spend, and / or Site Service or Facilities Management purchase agreements.
  • Ideally MCIPS qualified.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Good communicator, both written and orally.
  • Goal and result orientated.
  • Good influencing skills.
  • History of innovative thinking.

About Us / what we do:


At our Corby site we manufacture freshly prepared fruit, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and fresh fruit patisserie and fruit jellies for the retail channel. For over 30 years, Orchard House Foods have remained the UK’s market leader in ready-to-eat fresh fruit products, fresh fruit patisserie and drinks for leading UK retailers. Our commitment to innovation and NPD is renowned, as is our investment in our people. Our manufacturing sites and processes are some of the best invested and cutting-edge in the industry and are certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Manufacturing, Grade A.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.