As small companies grow new roles evolve, when certain accountabilities become significant enough to require a full-time specialist, with the right expertise, focused on developing that function in order to facilitate future plans.
And so it was with the role of Supplier Manager at Monty’s Bakehouse. Mike joined us in October 2018 in this new position, bringing with him a wealth of supplier management, category management and buying experience. He is responsible for identifying and building relationships with potential new suppliers globally, negotiating commercial partnership arrangements and driving the cost-effectiveness of our supplier base. Mike’s career has been largely focused on food and drink including Senior Buyer – Alcohol for McColl’s Retail Group, Senior Category Manager – Alcohol at P&H Wholesalers, he also worked for Esso Petroleum Ltd both in operations and running the central buying team.
Food and drink play a large part of his social life too and he is regularly updating us with where the best deals are to buy wine and prosecco! He also has a love of sailing, is a qualified skipper and is out on the water most weekends come rain or shine, although he prefers the latter!