Procurement Buyer – Food

Procurement Buyer – Food

Ref: JO-1911-107294 | £27000 - £30000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Weybridge, Surrey, England | Added:06/11/19

Quest Search & Selection are partnering with this leading supply chain & food procurement organisation based in the UK. Their clients will include foodservice sites and hospitality partners who would purchase food, ingredients and everything in-between! This business work closely with their clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and offering a unique purchasing power as their suppliers range from the most recognised brands in the industry to local providers.

The responsibilities of this Procurement Buyer vacancy –

  • To assist the Category Lead to proactively manage the supply base to drive buying efficiencies.
  • To work closely with existing clients to identify and understand their business requirements.
  • Help provide strategic ideas to ensure profit and growth across category
  • Rationalising both products and supply base, delivering value to the business
  • Ensure the day to day management with suppliers and contract listings
  • Maximise the best commercial results for the business
  • proactively provide insight to long term potential sourcing strategies
  • Dealing with any suppliers & management enquiries
  • To work collaboratively with the Supply Chain team
  • To review alongside the Category Lead the supplier agreements and terms
  • Assist on ad-hoc projects
  • To develop strong relationships both internal and external stakeholders.

The experience required for this Procurement Buyer position –

  • You mush have head office experience with Buying, Supply Cain Purchasing or Procurement experience within a foodservice, manufacturing or retail head office environment
  • Experience within Chilled or Fresh categories are desirable but other categories such as grocery, produce or ambient will be considered too!
  • Have worked directly with various suppliers and/or client partners
  • You must be able to show examples of how you have driven commercials to increase profit and growth across a category
  • Has or working towards CIPS is ideal but not essential
  • You must be a Graduate calibre
  • You must be a good communicator that is confident to deal with internal stakeholder including stakeholders from their holding company and external clients.
  • Analytical in your approach and be able to happy to deal with trading reports
  • Intermediate to Advance Excel skillset

What is in it for you if successful in this Procurement Buyer role –

This is a great opportunity to work for a £Billion industry with growth for the right calibre individual who are on their upward trajectory within their new buying or procurement career. In addition to the support & training, they offer –

  • bonus potential
  • flexible working (including working from home)
  • pension
  • 25 days holidays.

If this sounds like you, please apply today quoting the reference JO-1911-107294/A.

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