Buyer

Buyer

Ref: JO-2112-109701 | £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits | Location:Guildford, Surrey, England | Added:16/12/21

Quest Search and Selection are partnering with one of the leading specialist food brands in the UK and Europe & they are looking for a Buyer to work across their branded core range and categories.

In this Buyer role to take care of a portfolio of finished product categories and will take on an important role to drive the growth and profitability of the category.

As a Buyer your main duties will include:

  • Maximise the added value of the suppliers by efficient supplier management.
  • Lead a cost reduction programme (e.g. through value placed engineering: optimisation, strong negotiation with new or existing suppliers )
  • Continually looking at the risk assessment, actions across a 3-year plan
  • Key categories are with ambient and powdered meal solutions and hot drinks
  • Driving CSR actions to fit within the policies of the wider business and the B-Corp standards and requirements
  • Ensuring active market insights and decision making via data
  • Setting the contractual framework with suppliers and setting up development plans and monitoring their performance
  • Delivering your annual purchase budget
  • Ability to manage buying & promotional schedules

To be considered for this Buyer role, you must have:

  • Have retail food FMCG or procurement experience from a retail or FMCG consumer brand
  • Have operated at a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Trading Manager level
  • Exceptional negotiation and supplier experience.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining positive supplier relationships
  • Experienced using SAP or Excel

What’s in it for you in this Buyer role

  • Bonus potential up to 12.5%
  • A business that is positively promotes putting sustainability & the environment alongside profits
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days
  • Pension – auto enrolment
  • Private healthcare

This is a great international business with the potential of growth & development and an exciting business to be proud to be part of.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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