Buyer (Project Manager) – Food

Buyer (Project Manager) – Food

Ref: JO-1806-104664 | £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Bagshot, Surrey, England | Added:05/02/19

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 brands and categories in a more project management function.

This role will be supporting 2 Category Buyers on their cakes, savoury snacks and other ambient product categories. This is a Buying role with a different where you are working towards the scheduled critical path, dealing directly with suppliers to make sure that these finished products are ready for launch .

As a Buyer, (Project Manager) your main duties will include:

  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Delivering cost reduction policies
  • strong organisational skills
  • Ability to manage buying & promotional schedules
  • Being able to chase things up so that key timelines don’t get overlooked.
  • Responsible for maintaining and ensuring up-to-date information on the supplier database (to include pricing, supplier details, contacts, renewal dates etc) using SAP or Excel
  • Constant monitoring of suppliers to benchmark prices and ensure that competitive costs are maintained
  • Maintaining supplier relationships through calls and face-to-face visits (which could be abroad)
  • Develop a project tracker

To be considered for this Buyer (Project Manager) role, you must have:

  • Have retail food FMCG or procurement experience
  • Can take on an analytical role where you are constantly monitoring suppliers to benchmark prices and ensure that competitive costs are maintained
  • experience with developing and maintaining positive supplier relationships
  • Key negotiations kills
  • Have been involved in NPD critical path.
  • Have maintained information on a supplier database (to include pricing, supplier details, contacts, renewal dates etc)
  • Experienced using SAP or Excel
  • Experience I’m generating purchase orders
  • If you have a CIPS or equivalent this is desirable but not essential

What’s in it for you!

  • Bonus
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days
  • Pension – autoenrolment:
  • Private medical insurance for the individual
  • Free parking on site

The is initially a 12 month contract within this international business with the potential of a permanent opportunity with the potential growth & development and travel abroad as part of the role.

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 Business in relation to this vacancy.

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