Food Buyer, North London

£28000 - £35000 per annum
11 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Hannah Jackson
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

An exciting opportunity to shape a new buying role within a leading high-end food business.

This is a new role within a premium, multi-site food business. Based in North London our client is looking for a real food enthusiast to be responsible for all of its Food Buying. As a Food Buyer you'll be joining a small, yet hugely successful business working closely with the team of Product Developers focusing on the sourcing strategics for new concepts and innovation, whilst ensuring that quality and price are a key consideration.

As well as looking after all of the Food Buying this role will also support in other areas such as packaging and consumables and work closely with suppliers looking at new ways of innovation. As a Food Buyer you will be focused on developing and implementing sourcing strategies, managing relationships with suppliers, managing the cost base in line with targets and supporting continuous improvement. A key part of the position is engaging and working with all the key stakeholders within the business ensuring that all sourcing strategies are aligned the business and upcoming targets.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Looking at all of the sourcing activities for its food offering and support the new product development from a procurement perspective
  • Managing the current supplier base
  • Developing and implement supplier selection
  • Supporting innovation and Continuous Improvement projects

Candidates will need to have excellent working knowledge of current food trends and well-honed negotiation skills gained within a food buying environment. Your communication skills will be first class and you'll be comfortable dealing at a senior level with internal stakeholders and suppliers. Liaising on a daily basis with internal stakeholders you'll have a real passion for food and an entrepreneurial and inquisitive mind-set.

This is a unique business with strong plans for growth over the next 12 months. A truly premium food business, its products are of the highest quality and innovation is at the center of its operation.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. Send your CV through to me today.

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REF. HLJ893517 By Focus Management

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