Papa John’s UK has appointed former Pizza Hut procurement manager Robert Taylor as its new supply chain director.

With 20-years’ experience in the foodservice industry, Taylor joins from Creams Café, where he had worked as head of procurement since November 2016, spending the previous five years at Pizza Hut, where he was responsible for 70% of the product lines within the supply chain.

His focus at Papa John’s will be on improving the cost of sales without compromising on quality.

Taylor said: “Up until now, the Papa John’s team has managed the supply chain as part of a bigger geographical area which included Russia, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. As the company has grown, it has become necessary to have a dedicated regional resource to maximise opportunities and help franchisees grow their businesses in the UK.

“My remit is wide reaching and I will be looking at all aspects of the store model and corporate organisation to deliver cost savings and efficiencies which can help to strengthen the Papa John’s franchise model & therefore our franchisees bottom line and ROI.”