Head of Buying - Food
This is a great opportunity for a Head of Buying to join a highly innovative and product focused food business. Our client is a well established food business looking for a real foodie to head up their buying team.
Head of Buying Responsibilities:
- Inspire and motivate the buying team, which ranges from junior buyer to senior buyer level, 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
- Heavily involved in new product development.
- 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.
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