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Senior Buyer

Advocate Group
Competitive Basic + Package
Closing date
1 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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Job Details

Are you an Procurement Professional looking to inherit a pivotal direct spend for highly successful consumer product business with multiple recognisable household brands? 

This exciting Household Goods Business, who take pride in delivering multiple product ranges both in the UK and internationally, have created a Senior Buyer, to focus on both their packaging and raw materials spend.

This role will take responsibility for key purchasing categories, primarily being focussed on packaging for the business across a global supply base. Key to the success of the position will be the ability to taking increasing autonomy of significant spends for the business, and driving procurement strategies to identify new suppliers, develop cost-reduction initiatives and mitigate risk from a supply perspective.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Develop, gain agreement to, manage and implement category sourcing strategies
  • Investigate and monitor supply market trends and evaluate / select appropriate suppliers who can support the business needs
  • Formally assess new suppliers against pre-defined risk assessment criteria.
  • Plan and execute data collection focussed on understanding supplier costs, capabilities and commitments
  • Evaluate objective vendor performance and take action to develop, improve or remove suppliers
  • Support the NPD process as required, taking responsibility for costing sheet compilation and management.  This will include the identification of relevant suppliers and products that offer the best solution for product development and the customer
  • Develop proposals for review with Production Management, R&D and Quality functions, regarding supplier approvals / specification changes which will reduce risk or cost or add value


About you:

•          Proven track record in raw material purchasing, ideally within an FMCG business

•          CIPS qualified or working towards CIPS qualification

•          Sourcing packaging would be beneficial

•          Excellent negotiation skills

•          Team player

•          Able to work on own initiative

•          Tenacious

•          Persuasive 

If you are looking to work with some great brands, in an autonomous role to further your procurement career then hit the “apply button!”


You're experts in your industry, so you need a recruitment partner with the same level of understanding. With The Advocate Group, you can feel safe in the knowledge that our recruiters are expertly equipped to help you fill business roles across all areas of your organisation.

As your recruitment partner, we operate as an extension of your brand to provide a clear, consistent and positive candidate journey to elevate your business as an employer of choice. Partner with The Advocate Group to ensure the very best in industry representation and gain access to exclusive career opportunities.

In the FMCG industry’s talent-short market, finding the right talent with not only the right skillset and FMCG industry experience, but also a fit with your brand values and culture is not always the easiest task. 

Start-ups, challenger brands or market leading enterprises all require tailored positioning; our FMCG recruitment consultants fully understand the nuances of the FMCG sector and how to position each client partner in a unique but engaging way.

Whether you are looking to recruit FMCG talent within Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain / Procurement, Technical / NPD, HR, Engineering or IT; we can assist you with recruitment projects up to executive level. 


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Find Us
0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
The Advocate Group
1 St Peter's Square,
Greater Manchester
M2 3DE
United Kingdom
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