Senior Buyer | Seafood

Scotland, Aberdeenshire
£35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
16 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an experienced buyer within the seafood sector? If so we'd like to hear from you.

About the Company:

Our client is a well established international leading food supplier serving major retailers and the food service sectors. With a great reputation for quality and flexibility they offer a variety of value added food products across a chilled and frozen range. Their state-of-the-art facilities from which they operate allows them to constantly innovate and be at the forefront of market trends. Although they have an international reach they are still a family owned business who offer great training and progression for their team.

The Role:

The Senior Seafood Buyer is responsible for sourcing suppliers and purchasing the raw material that is required for the factory. The post holder must have a sound knowledge of the Company's products and they will be required to work closely with the production, technical and commercial teams.

Key Responsibilities:

Purchasing raw material to meet the demands of production, whilst being aware of the lead times and quality inspection requirements.
Building strong relationships with current suppliers.
Sourcing and securing new suppliers.
Negotiating prices with suppliers to ensure materials and ingredients are being supplied at the best price.
Liaising with the commercial, production and technical teams to ensure the raw material meets the required standards.
Having a firm understanding of the market and making appropriate adjustments to raw material purchases based on this.
Completing any other duties as required in this role.

Skills/Personal Attributes:

Strong planning and organisational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
Professional approach and attitude.
Ability to remain calm under pressure.
Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills.
Proficient IT skills
Strong numerical ability
Ability to be flexible to meet business needs.
A team player
Self-motivated and a strong commitment to personal development.


Previous seafood buying experience is essential.
Previous experience of working within the food industry or an FMCG is essential.

Hours of Work:

Hours of work will be from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Other Relevant Information:

Full driving licence is essential.
The post holder must be willing to travel as and when it is required.
On occasions there will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible with their working hours to fit with the needs of the business.

The Package:

£35,000 - £50,000 DOE
Six weeks annual leave per year. This includes statutory holidays.

Application Process:

If you feel you have the required experience and dynamic attitude please click apply now. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM10912

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