Ethical, sustainable procurement

Whatever we need to bring our iconic biscuits and snacks to life, whether it’s ingredients, packaging or even printer paper back in HQ, it’s our procurement team that  sources it.

The team has a significant impact on our commercial success and our financial bottom line; that’s why our strong procurement strategy is so central to us achieving the pladis ambition.

Our team has a thorough understanding of the materials they purchase and has close relationships with both our suppliers and the supply chain, thanks to our centralised buying function and category management approach. And we’re always striving to be better – alongside our success is a strong desire to continually develop and improve our processes and refine our approach.

If you’re keen to take on responsibility and are passionate about ethical procurement in a fast paced, progressive environment; pladis is the right business for you.

Jay, Global Head of Procurement - Flexibles and Trays

After leaving university with a business degree, I worked in a few supply chain roles in the food and media industries, managing inventory, demand planning and supply chain improvement projects. I then embarked on the challenge of completing an MSc in Supply Chain and joined the business as a Value Chain Analyst in procurement.

I was attracted to pladis because of its big household brand names, the dynamic nature of the business and the challenging procurement environment. After my role as Value Chain and Supplier Relationship Manager, I was promoted to Senior Buyer for Group Flexible Film and more recently to my current role as Global Head of Procurement – Flexibles.

With the support of the teams across our regions, I’m responsible for managing the sourcing process, developing our sourcing strategies and developing the supply base of the global flexibles spend.

I’ve always found pladis an exciting place to work. There are plenty of challenges and lots of opportunities to contribute to the organisation’s success. There’s a great network of experienced professionals who help you achieve your business goals and there’s a robust framework that supports you in your personal development and helps you progress within the business.

If you think you’d be perfect for procurement, take a look at our current job opportunities.