Procurement Buyer

GBP30000 - GBP50000 per annum + bonus
18 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Adam Zaidman
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

One of the UK's largest FTSE100 FMCG groups under new Executive management are looking for a Food Category Buyer to deliver an effective procurement strategy designed to reduce costs associated with business practices with key suppliers. The successful candidate will be a confident individual with excellent organisational and communication skills, reporting directly to the Head of Food Spend with a budget of £60m, in a team that will purchase anything from food to alcohol; furniture; equipment and more.

The Procurement Buyer will be responsible for:

  • Managing food inflation through a mix of sourcing new opportunities and negotiating with new vendors/suppliers.
  • Working end-to-end and leading the procurement process
  • Deliver successful negotiation and completion of contracts for each category with clearly defined targets.
  • Deliver business and cost-efficiencies across the procurement function
  • Compliance of contracts through engagement and commitment of stakeholders, including the senior management team
  • Involvement in the new menu development process

The Procurement Buyer will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of protein / produce procurement
  • Past experience with food purchasing / various categories within the food service industry or wholesale environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven track record of strategic procurement

This role is ideal for anybody driven to reach demanding targets and looking for a challenging yet rewarding role in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that also offers flexible working and a strong bonus scheme.

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