Procurement Manager, Dairy

Contract type



Procurement Supply Chain and Logistics



Deliver the procurement strategy with the development, implementation and maintenance of optimal sourcing for all key spend areas across the portfolio Manage the tender process with negotiation and i...

You may have heard a whisper that we will soon be operating as a stand-alone business! Yes it’s true and we are so very excited about the next stage in Costa Coffee and the opportunities its creating. 


At Costa, you’re part of a genuine and warm team that shares a passion for our coffee, and a desire to deliver great experiences to our customers, our communities and to our people.  An environment of trust enables us to be bold in our aspiration and courageous in our actions to grow ourselves and our business. We pour our hearts into serving an awesome Costa Coffee experience to our customers and teams. Our values are not froth; they're what bring richness to all our actions. We‘re grounded, bold, and committed, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We care about our communities and our environment, where we empower people to help create a more sustainable world.

Procurement Manager Dairy  


The role of a Procurement Manager is to manage and develop the Dairy supply chains and drive out cost and time from the development processes and associated capital and revenue spend. Using the model cost process to highlight savings opportunities. The role makes a measurable contribution to the business by negotiating the most favourable supplier terms and conditions and managing supplier relationships. 


Day to day the role will: 

-Deliver the procurement strategy with the development, implementation and maintenance of optimal sourcing for all key spend areas across the portfolio 

-Manage the tender process with negotiation and implementation of supplier agreements 

-Supplier management which involves the development and implementation of appropriate activities for all key suppliers within your portfolio 

-Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders and senior management as appropriate 


You will be working on continuous maintenance and update of marketing insight regarding your specific function including best practices, trends and key suppliers. Your development of documented category strategy plans are in collaboration with senior stakeholders and your 12 month plan covers planned stakeholder initiatives, procurement initiatives and contract renewals.  


You will be responsible to determine the appropriate approach to market, develop the documentation associated with agreement and ensure signatures received. You will be an expert in negotiation to maximise savings and optimise price, quality and service. Relationships will be developed with appropriate stakeholders and senior management across the business.  


So, what does it take? 

-Experienced in procurement strategy development and implementation 

-An understanding of relevant industry and supply chain practices 

-Highly credible in front of the senior stakeholders  

-Can work under broad direction but is very self-sufficient in approach 

-Sourcing plan development and implementation 

-Knowledge of procurement execution (business requirements analysis, market analysis, sourcing strategy, tender, negotiation) 



We are dedicated and inspired to bring a great coffee experience to the world.  Our coffee is great, but it’s our warmth that makes the experience awesome at Costa. Our team’s genuine and welcoming nature permeates Costa Coffee. Genuine empowerment is what makes us who we are. We’re valued for what we bring and trusted in what we do. Here at Costa we don’t settle for average; we're committed to growing both the business and our people. We see our cups at half-full, and we’re always filling it with opportunity. Give us a shot!

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26 Nov 2018

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