The Inside Scoop - Procurement
We talked to Nathan Slee, Assistant Buyer and Duncan Rideout, Packaging Project Supervisor from our Procurement Team.

What does a typical day look like for you, Nathan? (If there is such a thing!)

Nathan: Every day is different; I might meet with an existing supplier in the morning, deal with a new requirement query or an existing contract and then spend time in the afternoon examining some spend data.

What’s the most rewarding part of your role?

Nathan: I really like influencing positive change and making savings for the company. I find it rewarding at the end of a project when I can see that we are buying smarter and/or cheaper.

What makes Yeo Valley a special place to work?

Nathan: Our lovely rural locations, fab colleagues, our distinctive brand and the subsidised shop and canteen!

How long have you worked for Yeo Valley, Duncan?

Duncan: I have worked for YV for nearly 12 years.

How did you get to where you are?

Duncan: I joined the company after working in the Packaging industry for a number of years. It was a new role to oversee the new projects in the Packaging Development department.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your role?

Duncan: The removal of Chocolate Ice cream from the YV range - worst day of my life!

If you were a Yeo Valley yogurt flavour, which one would you be and why?

Nathan: Passionfruit Curd - because it’s my favourite.

Duncan: Limited Edition…because why not?