• A leading UK chilled food manufacturer supplying the UK’s leading supermarkets, retailers and foodservice customers
  • The project objective was to drive EBITDA improvement from cost improvements in indirect spend categories




  • Initial Spend Analysis & Opportunity Assessment identified and planned a 7 month programme to deliver £1.7m savings
  • More than 30 individual sourcing projects across 20 categories focusing on food industry specific and general indirect categories
  • Sourcing strategies included re-negotiations with suppliers, full tender processes and service delivery changes




Savings of £2m delivered

Category results Saving
Food Testing Products & Services 10%
Agency Labour 3%
PPE & Consumables 14%
Chemicals 12%
Laundry Services 8%
Telecoms 28%
Hygiene Services 12%
Temporary Labour 4%
  • Maintained and improved supplier service levels and product specifications whilst delivering cost improvements
  • Improved stakeholder engagement and support for indirect spend categories