Buyer - Fresh Food
Your new company
A fantastic opportunity exists for a Buyer of fresh foods with one of the UK's fastest growing food-service and hospitality groups to manage the procurement strategy for Fruit, Vegetables, Meat / Protein, Dairy, Bakery and Chilled foods.
Your new role
In this role you will be the key point of contact with suppliers and you will be required to manage a complex and varying supply base. You will utilise your outstanding negotiation skills to optimise margin whilst giving customers best value and ensure prices remain competitive. You will also be required to monitor the market and the competition and be the point of contact for all internal & external enquiries regarding product availability. You will also be responsible for contracts with suppliers, negotiating and re-negotiating terms where required.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this position, you will need to have experience of Buying / Procurement of Fresh Foods in a commercial environment with a preference for Foodservice, Catering or Hospitality, but Wholesale and Retail buyers will also be given consideration. You will have a strong appreciation and understanding of the supply base and supply chain across Produce, Dairy, Chilled and Meat underpinned by excellent commercial awareness, numerical and analytical skills. A shrewd negotiator, you will need to be well organised, with first rate communication and influencing skills
What you'll get in return
In return, the successful applicant will be given a competitive salary in a modern and vibrant office environment that includes benefits such as generous holidays, contributory pension, free parking and free fruit for staff members.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please visit www.hays.co.uk/retail to view all of our current vacancies.