European Buyer - Vegetables

Location
London
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP55000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted
07 Aug 2019
Closes
06 Sep 2019
Ref
BBBH8091
Contact
James Connolly
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer
Sector
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

European Buyer- Vegetables - Major FMCG Manufacturer - London based - £40,000 -£55,000 Basic + Bonus + package

This is a superb Procurement opportunity for a directs buyer (preferably food) to join a dominant player within their market- the largest branded food manufacturer with a turnover of €2.2 billion.

The successful candidate based out of the London HQ will enter a robust and key Procurement function within the Group which is highly successful and covers a Group spend of circa. €1.4 billion. This Procurement buyer role will be directly responsible for a core category, with a portfolio value of circa €20-30m.

Key Procurement responsibilities include, but not limited too;

  • Become a pivotal player in a fast-paced, close-knit and highly intelligent Procurement team, being a Subject Matter Expert and demonstrating what best-in-class procurement looks and feels like
  • Build strategic vendor partnerships within your category, negotiating favourable terms whilst also considering 'bigger picture' benefits beyond cost savings (e.g. risk, revenue & sales, liabilities coming down the chain, support models etc)
  • Ensuring constant supply to 12 manufacturing sites across Europe
  • Ensure robust cost models are in place with Co-packers and streamline the Procurement process where appropriate to deliver maximum value for the business

Essential Procurement skills include but not limited too;

  • 2+ years' experience as a buyer (ideally food)
  • Experience of designing a Category Sourcing Strategy
  • Global or European sourcing experience
  • Strong negotiation, tendering and contracting skills
  • Performance measurement (supplier) and reporting
  • Degree + CIPS desirable but not essential

If you are an ambitious Procurement professional looking to join a leading and highly successful Procurement function, that drives excellence, autonomy and challenges the status quo then this is an incredible career opportunity.

Key words: Procurement, Direct Procurement, Category Manager, Category Buyer, Supplier Relationship, Stakeholder Management, Procurement Category Manager, Indirect Procurement Management, Food Procurement, West London, Central London, Supplier Negotiation, MCIPS.

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