Food Buyer

GBP35000 - GBP45000 per annum + Package
10 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019
Nathan Hubble
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Analyst, Buyer
Contract Type
Full Time

Food Buyer-Global Procurement Team, £35k-£45k + 25% Bonus and Benefits.


Globally recognised and NYSE listed Food Manufacturer is seeking a skilled Food Procurement Buyer to join their team in London.

Founded and headquartered in Britain, my client began its journey just over 4 years and now operates within numerous international food category markets. In such a short period of time they have acquired significant market share across their brands through a strategic combination of merging and acquisition, and performance-led organic growth.

My client requires a Food Procurement Buyer to assist them with the company's continuing growth and performance globally. With a portfolio spend of up to £40M, the right candidate will join an multi award-winning, best in class team. Working alongside and being trained by seasoned professionals on a fast-moving career path, the candidate will work across categories such as Co-pack meals, Bakery, Pizza, and Ambient.

Food Procurement Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Implement and manage the strategic sourcing across well-known branded products
  • Act as an interface between important suppliers and relevant departments on purchasing systems and innovative projects
  • Establish and facilitate trusted relationships internally and externally with an affirmed level of consistent professionalism
  • Trusted autonomy over a £40M portfolio spend
  • Manage purchasing contracts of up to £700k spend independently, and manage the category budget
  • Monitor and assess components of supply and procurement, taking ownership of forecasting for specific categories

Food Procurement Buyer Requirements:

  • Procurement experience, preferably in Food/FMCG
  • Familiar with strategic sourcing plans (7 Steps process or other appropriate processes)
  • End-to-End procurement experience
  • Track record of delivering savings across procurement
  • Proficiency in managing supplier and stakeholder relationships
  • Bachelor's degree and CIPS beneficial, not essential

If you are interested and want to progress quickly in a well-supported procurement role, please email through an updated copy of your CV to Nathan at

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