Vegetable/Meat Buyer - FMCG- £42,000 + 25% bonus

GBP35000 - GBP42000 per annum +
24 Jul 2017
23 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Vegetable/Meat Buyer - World Renowned FMCG- Middlesex - £35,000-£43,000 + 25% Bonus

Are you looking for a new opportunity with a leading firm? Have you got previous experience working within the food and beverages categories? If so, this is the role for you.

A global blue chip company is looking for a vegetable/meat buyer to expand their successful best-in-class procurement function. This role offers the opportunity to deal with spends of circa £60 million, whilst gaining global exposure as a European Category Buyer and develop their strategic sourcing skills. In order to be considered for this role, you need to have a background in sourcing and buying food and have worked with other leading FMCGs or similar industries.

This Procurement role will include:

  • Taking responsibility for procurement across the assigned food categories and managing the sourcing of new products and suppliers
  • Working across an international remit and developing relationships with European stakeholders and suppliers on a regular basis
  • Developing the procurement strategy and leading negotiations with key suppliers in order to ensure a best of class function is maintained in this global firm

The successful Procurement professional will need to demonstrate:

  • Previous procurement experience within food buying and working with leading FMCGs or similar industries with experience in direct procurement sourcing
  • Knowledge of the entire sourcing process and the ability to analyse the categories in order to maximise cost optimization
  • Excellent negotiation skills and influence the internal and external stakeholders
  • 2-3 years' experience is ideal

This is a rare opportunity to join a leading and respected brand. The organization will develop your skills within procurement and harness your strengths to not only benefit the company but the success of the individual as well. If you think this is a good opportunity for you, please send a copy of your CV to

Key Words: Procurement, Purchasing, Buyer, direct, food, ingredients, indirect, vegetables, dairy, meat, beverages, FMCG, Automotive, Global, Europe, Category Manager, spices, Middlesex, Slough, London, Staines

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