Procurement represents the 'front end' of our Supply Chain and plays a crucial role in the management of material stocks and working capital. It's a high pressure area of the business, responsible for expenditure running into hundreds of millions of pounds.
Our challenge is to procure the raw ingredients and packaging materials needed for each of our products, as well as the technical and engineering materials needed to manufacture them. It calls for the ability to find the perfect balance between price and quality so that we can secure the best materials and suppliers for a fair price, thus enabling our factories to operate at the highest performance levels without undermining the standards of quality our customers and consumers expect.
For you, that will mean the opportunity to build yourself a procurement career that's second to none. Calling on your strong influencing skills, head for figures and determination to succeed, you will help us in one of two ways.
You can either join our UK Purchasing Operation, where you'll develop and enhance relationships between existing suppliers and internal customers as well as assessing the ability of our suppliers to appreciate and meet our requirements.
Alternatively, you could join our European procurement team, calling on excellent negotiation skills to influence pan-European strategies for spend categories, supplier portfolios and cost management as part of a virtual team based across the UK and Europe.
Whichever team you join, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that the next time someone sits down to a Kit Kat Chunky, chances are they could be unwrapping and eating the fruit of your hard labours.
Or visit our Supply Chain pages to find out more about the wider context of Procurement.