Buyer - Fresh, Ambient Chilled Food

Highly competitive plus benefits
25 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Buyer – Frozen, Ambient, Chilled Food

My client is a growing food distribution and development business with a well established reputation in the market and multiple sites across the UK. Through an unfailing commitment to high product quality, they are a leading supplier to major retailers as well as foodservice and food manufacturers with a strong pipeline of innovation. Due to recent growth, they are looking for a Buyer who will be responsible for supporting the business needs with procurement and communicating efficiently with suppliers.

The Role:

  • To support the Category Buying Manager in all main supplier reviews
  • To support the Contract Distribution business in preparing all price movement analysis and documentation
  • To collate all product specifications and supplier details for all products
  • To deliver cost savings and product range improvements through effective purchasing in a selection of suppliers
  • To arrange and attend supplier meetings with the Category Buying Manager
  • To collate and analyse reports relating to product price changes, margins and sell prices
  • To check and agree all new cost and sell prices on the system
  • To create and communicate market information, trends and opportunity documents / programmes
  • To create a tender calendar for all new tender opportunities for suppliers
  • To support effective stock management, working with the inventory controllers to ensure KPI’s are delivered
  • To ensure contracts are in place with all suppliers
  • To support in the delivery of the category business plan

The Requirements:

  • Customer focussed, support led approach
  • Energetic and willingness to learn and develop
  • Tenacity
  • Positive outlook
  • Willing to push themselves
  • To maintain integrity always
  • Experience of working in Procurement
  • Food company experience
  • Ability to analyse industry data and transform to be an effective communication
  • Strong verbal and written skills with a good level of computer literacy
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Good communicator at all levels

My client are looking to appoint ASAP so please apply with an up to date CV and details of your current salary and package

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