Interim Direct Procurement Buyer

GBP350 - GBP500 per day +
09 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Shiva Davoodi
Specialist Area
Buying, Category management
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Full Time

Interim Directs Procurement Senior Buyer- FTSE100 - North London -
Job Title: Interim Directs Procurement Buyer
Location: London
Day rate: Negotiable
Contact: Shiva at

Going through a period of substantial growth, the leading European company within the food industry is looking for a high-achieving senior buyer to join their ranks. Having won multiple procurement awards for collaboration, you will be given the autonomy to handle projects independently and manage spends of circa £1bn whilst working collaboratively towards the goals of the wider organisation. Having acquired two rival companies in the last year, this is a fantastic time to join the fastest growing organisation in the food industry.
As a direct procurement senior buyer, you will have the responsibilities of a category manager and the opportunity to lead and develop your own team. Having significant experience within direct procurement, you will utilise your skills to negotiate with key long-term suppliers and influence c-suite stakeholders across the board.

As a Direct Procurement Category Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The end to end procurement process across multiple direct categories, including but not limited to vegetables, raw materials and packaging.
  • Development and implementation of strategic procurement processes to deliver significant cost savings to the organisation
  • Working alongside senior stakeholders to benefits the wider organisation
  • Negotiate with key suppliers to ensure the best rates and cost savings are being delivered

As a Directs Procurement Buyer you will have:

  • Experience working in direct procurement, preferably in the food or packaging industry.
  • End to end procurement and previous management is essential
  • Degree + CIPS beneficial

If you're an interim procurement professional, specialising in directs within the food industry then please send your CV to Shiva at
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