Food Buyer | London

England, London
Depending on experience
13 Dec 2018
10 Jan 2019
Laura Parham
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a commercial buyer with a passion for food?

About the Employer:

Our client is a leading QSR famous for freshly prepared, good, natural food. With a centrally located office they offer a vibrant working environment full of friendly, motivated staff and free lunch!

About the Role:

The key responsibilities in this role will include the control of value chains and the cost of food, supplier management and creation and implementation of product plans and buying strategies.
Building great relationships with suppliers through effective commercial management whilst maintaining negotiating power will be key for your success.

The role will give you the opportunity to improve efficiency with suppliers and by constantly challenging the current buying practices you will drive efficiencies and add value to the business.
Strategic planning will allow you to deliver margin improvement and drive profitability, whilst ensuring quality is never compromised.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record as a buyer with commercial activities in the food sector, ideally with protein experience. Experience within or supplying a major retailer would be considered an asset. You will also need negotiation skills and have proven yourself as a great communicator that can influence others. You will have a history of strong decision making backed by results of seizing commercial opportunities through your skills as a buyer.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role you must have commercial experience as a buyer with proven results. Have a working knowledge of retail supply chains and experience negotiating the procurement of food products. You must have a positive attitude and outlook.

To discuss this role in more detail please contact Laura on 01780 480 530 or - job reference LP11007

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