Category Buyer- Packaging / Food

GBP30000 - GBP45000 per annum + Bonus + Package
29 Aug 2019
28 Sep 2019
James Connolly
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Buyer - Packaging - Premium Fresh Food Manufacturing Company

£30,000 - £45,000 + Excellent Package + Bonus

Contact information - James Connolly,

North London

This highly sought after, premium branded food Manufacturer are drastically expanding their range of products and as a result are looking for a Category Buyer- due to continued growth of 15-20% YOY. Specialising in Packaging the successful candidate will report directly to the Procurement Director giving an unrivalled opportunity to gain a strategic view of inner business workings.

Category Buyer, Packaging Role Profile: -

  • Focusing on Strategic Sourcing / Skilled Procurement / Project Management
  • Working closely with the marketing department to design new packaging and a USP for the launch of their new products
  • Directly managing a £10 million spend with full autonomy
  • Owning the end to end Procurement Process (ITT, RFP, RFQ, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Supplier Relationship Management, SRM, etc)

Required Background

  • Possession of a pro-active mindset with drive and foresight
  • FMCG background desired
  • Ideal for someone coming off a graduate scheme and looking to gain valuable insight into the higher workings of a company whilst working for a continually expanding and revered firm
  • Full working knowledge of the end to end procurement cycle, with emphasis on exceptional Stakeholder Management and Strategic Sourcing
  • Degree and CIPS (or studying towards)

This is an unmatchable opportunity to become a Category Buyer within an entrepreneurial minded business whilst benefiting from gaining a true insight into the company's strategy and direction through reporting to the Procurement Director.

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