Senior Commodities/Fruit Juice Buyer – Group Level

Sunmagic Juices
Closing date
8 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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  • Purchasing of commodities (including fruit juice and other key raw materials), packaging, utilities, capital equipment and consumables, Sunmagic Juices, Nourisher and Fielding Dairies at commercially beneficial costs to the business
  • To ensure group volumes are used where appropriate to gain best overall pricing
  • To develop partnerships with suppliers to deliver optimum cost, service, whilst maintaining high levels of service and quality
  • Overall responsible for leading and developing the procurement team, instigating and refining processes  that ensure accurate forecasting of all material required for the execution of the supply chain management processes
  • To ensure that suppliers achieve and maintain the required level of performance in line with our purchasing requirements
  • To proactively work with Finance, IT, and individual sites to implement and improve site MRP system effectiveness


  • To negotiate prices, terms and conditions with suppliers to drive a commercial benefit to the business
  • Continue to seek new supplier opportunities both from the UK and  abroad in line with our technical processes and procedures
  • To improve and expand the approved supplier base to the business to ensure cost competitiveness is achieved in all product categories
  • To work proactively with suppliers to widen the specification of products within acceptable parameters
  • To work with the site Technical teams to review the performance of new suppliers against defined criteria within the defined trial periods and BRC  Supplier Approval Procedures
  • Work closely with the NPD teams in development of new products and ranges
  • In liaison with Production Planning, ensure that products and material can be processed and released to production using site-based resources in a timely manner to meet production requirements
  • Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities versus current spend
  • Overall responsibility for the monitoring the performance of suppliers, including the use of market data and intelligence, competitor pricing, supplier OTIF performance
  • Oversight and understanding of each site ERP systems to ensure a smooth flow of product data is continually reviewed and updated in line with latest forecasts
  • Member of Product Recall and Crisis Management teams for all sites
  • Oversight of the collation of site forecasts to ensure best possible data is derived from customers to ensure accurate forecasts for planning and purchasing
  • Any other duties required by the business or requested by a Director
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