NPD Buyer

England, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
£25000 - £30000 per annum
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Jason Kilbride
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
Job Role: NPD Buyer
Location: Nottingham
Salary: £25,000-£30,000pa

Our client is a leader in the chilled food sector. They are looking for a Buyer to join their busy team and have an immediate impact. The right person will have cultivated the ability to act on a combination of information and instinct when making Buying decisions for the business. With scope for progression and additional responsibility this role will be a natural progression for the right person.

The Buyer will predominantly focus on sourcing fit for purpose ingredients & packaging and associated information for the NPD side of the business. With time and for the correct candidate, this role could also encompass ingredients & packaging sourcing as well as the opportunity to manage some site specific material categories.

The Role:
-Liaising with the NPD team (chefs) to source new products to meet external customer needs driven by NPD briefs.
-Liaising with NPD team (technologists) to order trial materials.
-Liaising with internal stakeholders on material improvements to add value to the site P&L.
-Ordering concept samples base on requirements captured on the 'sample tracker'.
-Requesting specifications for all new materials
-Requesting price, lead time, seasonality, allergen data, codes of practice data - as appropriate, to ensure materials are 'right' for the business.
-Managing and collating all data around new materials to ensure product costings are accurate and launch margins are maintained not eroded.
-Keeping the 'new material tracker' up to date and publishing to the wider team when products are signed off.
-Completing new material and new supplier forms for the finance teams at both site and group.

The Person:
- Experience in procuring raw materials within the food sector
- A detailed and methodical character
- Strong negotiating skills
- Ability to deal with all levels of stakeholders

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