Kendrick Recruitment is now seeking a Senior Food Production Manager. To succeed at this role you need to be solution orientated, with experience in food procurement. The role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements. You need to be passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others.


  • Lead new product development for our outsourced food products in support of our food strategy
  • Perform end-to-end activities relevant to procurement of food products
  • Identify adequate new suppliers and build and maintain strong supplier relationships with both new and existing suppliers
  • Prepare and review proposals, contracts and supplier agreements for legal correctness, price and acceptability of items in terms of specifications
  • Ensure quality of all sourced products is in line with our product quality standard
  • Manage risk and procedures associated with food products


  • Relevant commercial degree/diploma
  • Minimum 10–15 years’ retail buying experience
  • Previous experience in a procurement management role with demonstrable results in complex buying within a food manufacturing environment is essential
  • Previous experience of product development in food production
  • Knowledge of logistics/warehousing and delivery systems and procedures
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning and project management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and must be able to work under pressure
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans and English

If this role sounds like something you are looking for then please get in touch with your CV, references and profile photo today… Good Luck!

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