European Buyer - Global FMCG

GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum +
02 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Shiva Davoodi
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

European Buyer - Vegetables - Global FMCG Major

Comprised of some of the most recognised brands in the world, market-leading FMCG major seeks a high-achieving buyer to enter a newly created position in their esteemed direct procurement function. With increasing spend under management and further expansion on the horizon, the successful individual will be fully-immersed in the firm's key marketing supplier base, working with autonomy in a supportive environment to devise strategic category plans on a £30m+ spend and develop a deep understanding of food procurement. Partnering with creative organisations across multiple food subcategories, this position will spearhead branded initiatives across the UK - growing the firm's presence and securing their position as a household name.

European Buyer Role Responsibilities:

  • Create strategic category plans to develop long-term supplier relationships that will provide consistent benefits for the organisation
  • Sourcing from European & Global markets as appropriate for current and NPD products and provide market knowledge and insight for responsible categories and countries
  • Ensure constant supply to 12 Manufacturing sites across Europe working in partnership with Raw Material Planners in local sites
  • Develop and execute procurement category strategies for Core Category using 7-step Strategic Sourcing process delivering value across Quality, Service, Risk, Innovation and Cost with a spend responsibly of €20M to €30m per annum

European Buyer Requirements:

  • Experience across full end to end procurement preferably within food/FMCG
  • 2+ years' experience working in a similar capacity
  • Degree + CIPS desirable but not essential

For more information, or to apply, please contact Shiva on

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