Procurement Manager – Food

Contract type: Permanent



Procurement Manager – Food

Are you an experienced procurement specialist with an in-depth understanding of strategic sourcing and the skills to manage and influence a varied stakeholder group? We have a brilliant opportunity to join our procurement team as Procurement Manager for Food, allowing you to make your mark and further your career within the fast-paced coffee industry. Now is your chance to join our bright and creative team – we’d love to hear from you!

A bit about us…

We’re Costa Coffee, masters of our craft since 1971 when the Costa brothers opened their first Roastery in London. A lot has changed since then. You may know us as the UK’s leading coffee Brand, but we can now be found in over 40 countries across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. We’re on a mission like no other as we inspire the world to love great coffee. This is all supported by being part of The Coca-Cola Company.


Along with our leading Retail formats, it’s our ground-breaking FMCG offering and Costa X on-the-go propositions that help us serve our B2B partners across the globe. And as for coffee technology, we’re quite simply trailblazing the industry. Here at Costa, it’s about doing a great job alongside brilliant people who share a passion for growth. And we promise, we’ll always make sure you’re loving your craft.

 A bit about the role…

As a key member of the procurement team, you will be able to your procurement expertise to the food category and will be regarded as the leading authority, championing the pillars of customer, quality, profitability, security of supply and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Key responsibilities:

  • You’ll use strategic sourcing best practices and principles to match the customer and business needs with an available, qualified pool of suppliers managing COGs spend up to £100m
  • Sourcing of new suppliers and defining a global supplier strategy 
  • Contract Renewals and negotiation of contracts and risk mitigation
  • You’ll carry out tender evaluation including commercial analysis, product/service evaluation, and vendor capability evaluation with the support of the wider team
  • You’ll show passion and enthusiasm in learning and understanding the standard Costa Food and Beverage contract, working with our legal team to bespoke where required
  • You’ll develop relationships with appropriate stakeholders across the business and with the suppliers.
  • You’ll attend ongoing store visits, food safaris, innovation days, and food events with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • You’ll be a key contributor to the decision-making framework for new products

A bit about you…

We want all of our Team Members to thrive and grow here at Costa, this is why our values are so important to us, Passion, Courage, Trust, and Warmth. So, what else makes a great Procurement Manager at Costa? 


  • Bakery/Impulse category experience would be an advantage. 
  • Significant commercial procurement leadership experience
  • Experience in delivering exceptional procurement value in a complex environment, having supported major transformation and change programmes
  • Global sourcing experience
  • Developing new products from concept to commercialisation
  • Ability to demonstrate the ability to influence, challenge and negotiate with wide range of knowledgeable stakeholders, including suppliers and colleagues up to board level
  • Excellent analytical skills.

What we can offer…

We’re on a growth journey like no other; more countries, more propositions, and opportunities to stretch your skills alongside our warm people,  so we want you to feel valued and rewarded with, great perks and benefits:

  • BUPA Healthcare and Babylon GP
  • Costa Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 50% staff discount in our equity stores, 25% staff discount in franchise stores
  • 25 days Holidays
  • Share Incentive Plan (following six months’ service)

Location: Remote UK – with ability to travel.

Costa is made up of true experts, masters of their craft stretching their limits to what’s possible. It’s why we work so well remotely. We trust our teams and embrace technology to help us collaborate. And if needed, we have offices all over the world for those important connection points. Our remote working allows you to balance your work and personal life while retaining Costa’s much-loved warmth and passion.


Here at Costa, we encourage the sharing of diverse thoughts and ideas. We approach our work fearlessly and support one another to take a few risks. We learn and we grow constantly. Individuality is championed and we provide a culture where everyone feels included. You can be you at Costa.


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