Purchasing Manager

Craig Chandler - Purchasing Manager


What is your job?

As the Purchasing Manager for JB Foods, I am responsible for the procurement and purchasing of over 3,500 Foodservice and Retail products from a wide range of suppliers.

This involves negotiating and working with reliable suppliers, managing tenders & contracts, and ensuring supply meets our customers demand.

Our goal is to provide quality products at the best possible prices for our customers.

Tell us about yourself...

Like most of my colleagues, I have a passion for food. I have been with JB Foods since 2011, starting on the road as a sales representative which has given me valuable experience as to what our customers need from a wholesaler.

The knowledge gained during this time allowed me to succeed in my role as Purchasing Manager. I am a positive and hardworking individual, who always strives to achieve the highest standard possible for our customers.

In 2015 I married my beautiful wife Danielle, who forces me to explore the world! We enjoy travelling, and in recent years have been fortunate enough to spend some time in Africa, North America and Europe.

The most recent trip being Uganda, that included a safari and many close encounters with Elephants, Lions, Gorillas and other safari animals.

I have two dogs, a German Shepherd and a Yorkie that combined can be more work to look after than children.

The Best part of my day is?

Sourcing new and exciting products for our customers, giving them access to the latest on-trend products. 

What is the Most exciting thing about JB just now?

We are striving to update our processes and improve our offering and service to our customers, ensuring we never stand still in our marketplace.