Category Buyer - Food

Recruiter
1st Executive
Location
West London
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
06 Jun 2018
Closes
06 Jul 2018
Ref
J11264
Contact
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Category Buyer - Food

My client a Major Food organisation are seeking to recruit an experienced purchasing individual with strong experience in Food Purchasing ideally Frozen products, and experience of working with co-packers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct product reviews and tenders as necessary to deliver cost savings
  • Communicate clearly with customer stakeholders on progress of product reviews/tenders as part of the procurement process
  • Deliver pricing agreements
  • Work closely with the sourcing analysts to create spend analysis and category overviews to share with the customer
  • Analyse data prepared by analysts to create future projects
  • Formulate and drive buying strategy
  • Manage key internal stakeholders to ensure requirements are met
  • Conduct purchasing reviews
  • Work with regional offices abroad to drive procurement strategy

Person Specification:

  • Proven food purchasing experience (ideally frozen products) procurement experience within FMCG/Retail/Foodservice environment
  • International experience particulary Europe is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge of category management and its performance measurements, processes, and contracts
  • Solid negotiation and supplier management skills.
  • Solid contract management skills.
  • Experience of working with co-packers
  • Strong ability on Excel

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