England, Kent
06 Jun 2018
04 Jul 2018
John Skillern
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Role: Buyer
Location: Kent
Salary: Circa £35-45,000 DOE

Our client is one of the leaders in the fresh produce industry and due to continued business expansion they are looking for a Buyer to join their team. This is a great opportunity for someone to continue their career development within the industry and show their abilities and competences for buying fresh produce.

Main Responsibilities

Reporting in to the Procurement Manager, the role will be to assist the buying process, sourcing certain raw materials, negotiating prices and volumes, calling the product in when it is required and generally helping the buying team in the delivery of their goals. You will be required to liaise with multiple members within the commercial team ensure all queries are appropriately dealt with. Furthermore, the role will involve managing the stock whilst maintain the procurement matrix to adequate levels.

Key Accountabilities:
*Liaising with suppliers to arrange best purchases
*Ensuring that purchased products meet the company's expectations and specifications
*Assisting procurement managers in ensuring efficiency and maximising product life
*Assisting in achieving forecasts and budgets
*Minimum 3 years buying experience in Fresh Produce/Food Manufacturing
*Good communication skills
*Confidence in liaising with suppliers

This is a really great opportunity to join a fast growing, successful and profitable business where there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your career.
If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements, please get in touch with Karl Ludar-Smith at or call 07825351251.

Furthermore, get in touch with Henderson Brown today to view all of our current food jobs and fresh produce jobs and also to find out more about our horticulture, fresh produce recruitment and food recruitment services.

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