Food Buyer

Leading Food Services Company

£35k – £45k per annum + bonus + pension + Private healthcare, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays

 

Overview:

Two outstanding opportunities have come up working for this well recognised Food business who are growing their Procurement team and looking for two Food Buyers to manage either Protein & Meats or Fish & Seafood.

You will be supporting the Category Manager to develop and execute the category strategy to deliver sustainable improvements. Ideally you will be able to commute to their modern Surrey offices for 1-2 days of the week.

 

What the role involves:

Identifying potential suppliers, visiting, and meeting existing suppliers, building, and maintaining relationships

You will understand key cost drivers, industry trends and standard methodologies to design/implement the category strategy for all subcategories in the meat and poultry categories

Develop and maintain long term pricing mechanisms across our meat and poultry or fish and seafood supply base to drive sustainable competitive advantage

You will support our supply chain team to ensure on -time direct supply and supply via distributor aligned to SLA’s

Ensure your product range is compliant to food safety regulations & CSR requirements, assuring high quality standards always

You will be accountable for your category spend

Evaluating bids with the sourcing team and making recommendations based on commercial, technical, supply and quality requirements, using your category expertise and knowledge

 

The person we hope to find:

Results Oriented – comfortable delivering against bold and stretching targets

Experience in food procurement/sourcing

Has the technical skill combined with enough gravitas to become recognised as a subject matter expert

Competent with procurement systems, ideally having used these in current/previous employment

Demonstrated ability to develop credible business relationships

Passion for Fish & Seafood category

Strong decision maker, with good commercial acumen who is comfortable working under pressure

Effective interpersonal skills – excellent negotiator and strong communication and influencing skills

 

Salary and Benefits:

£35k – £45k per annum + bonus + pension + Private healthcare, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays.

 

If you are a Buyer with a food commodity purchasing background or even a Supply Chain planning / coordinator background looking for a new challenge and have a passion for making a difference, then this could be a great role for you!

This progressive, efficient and pioneering business strive for excellence and are now looking for someone with the same passion to make a real impact within its Procurement team!

 

For more information please apply directly, or by emailing the latest copy of your CV and contact details to brad@talentdrive.co.uk

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