Procurement Category Manager – Engineering

Permanent / Full Time

Job Description:

Hunter Campbell Ltd

Silver Fern Farms is on a mission to build a sustainable and robust procurement function delivering best-in-class procurement solutions and commercial outcomes to the business. You will report to the Group Procurement Manager and join the team at a time of expansion in one of three newly created positions.

The main purpose of this role is to develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and their respective teams and to identify and support the execution of commercial/procurement activities and strategies to deliver sustainable cost reductions and avoidance and commercially and contractually sound outcomes for the business.

As the Procurement Category Manager for engineering (electrical, mechanical, automation, machinery, and engineering projects, you will manage your portfolio cross-functionally in a large, commercial business, as well as with external vendors to build successful and sustainable supply chains.

To be a successful Procurement Category Manager at Silver Fern Farms it will be important to speak to the stakeholders across the business in a way they can genuinely engage with, to deliver value to our end consumers. We drive value through best practice processes, continuous improvement, and considering big picture sustainability in our practices.

You will be analytical in your approach with a focus on delivery, continuous improvement and building strong relationships to support the business to meet their agreed business outcomes. By influencing key stakeholders and developing collaborative supplier relationships, you will contribute to building a continuously improving procurement and purchasing function.

You will have

Proven procurement skills and delivered transformation results

Good communication and relationship management skills including the ability to manage own workload in line with business and management needs

Broad-based experience managing spend categories in the procurement function of a medium to large-sized organisation

Specific experience in engineering category management is highly advantageous, including sourcing activity relating to the latest trends

This role is a great opportunity for the right candidate to work in a complex business. If you have the skills and attributes we are looking for and want to grow and develop your career as part of New Zealand’s leading marketer of red meat products, we would love to hear from you.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion please call Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email

Senior procurement role in one of New Zealand's iconic brands

Can be based in Auckland, Christchurch, or Dunedin

Implement procurement solutions in a large, dynamic, and commercial business

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Wayne Fry

Manager, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

Manager, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement



Quite simply I connect talented supply chain candidates with exceptional supply chain opportunities. My extensive networks and experience in the sector make me a specialist Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement recruiter. I’m passionate about achieving the best possible results for my clients and candidates. I do this through offering a bespoke solution to clients, by…

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Manufacturing & Operations

Hunter Campbell Ltd

Posted on: 

12 / 07 / 2022