Head of Buying - Food

Lime Talent
England, London, City of London
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
14 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
lime talent
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

This is a great opportunity for a Head of Buying to join a leading business in the food sector. Our client is a highly innovative food business looking for a real foodie to head up their buying team.

Head of Buying Responsibilities:

  • Inspire and motivate the buying team, setting ambitious performance targets and coaching on areas of development.
  • Responsibility for sourcing high quality ingredients, ensuring availability through the effective management of the supplier base.
  • Ensuring regular review meetings with suppliers take place
  • Managing the supply base to highlight any potential risks and taking effective action.
  • Constantly review supply chain searching for efficiencies and cost savings.
  • Develop market leading initiatives and react to competitor activity quickly and comprehensively to maintain and grow the company's market position.
  • Negotiate the best commercial terms with suppliers on a regular basis.

To be a successful Head of Buying you must have:


  • Buying experience in a team leadership role, ideally in a food/FMCG environment
  • Pasion for food with excellent knowledge of current and future food trends.
  • Previous experience of leading and managing a team
  • Able to demonstrate solid examples of managing complex contract negotiations
  • Evidence of the ability to set, measure and lead KPIs

This is a rare opportunity to join one of the most innovative food businesses in the UK in a senior leadership role. This will suit someone who is passionate about food and loves bringing new food trends to market with a highly commercial approach.

Lime Talent is a recruitment agency specialising in the consumer goods industry. To view a broader selection of our current vacancies go to www.limetalentgroup.com or call us on 0207 042 3800.

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