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Buyer Of Services

Warburtons Ltd
North-West – Hybrid
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying, Category Management, Sales

Job Details

Title:                Buyer Of Services
Function:        Procurement Indirect
Location:        North-West – Hybrid
Contract:        Permanent

Are you currently a Buyer or Category Manager in Procurement and ready for a new challenge? There is an opportunity to join our developing Indirect Procurement team, to shape new and existing categories, get involved with projects, initiatives and build your own career. Apply now to be a part of shaping the future of Procurement at Warburtons. 

The Recipe

Our Indirect Buyer works alongside other Buyers for the Procurement Manager of Business Services and Operational Services as part of our wider central Procurement Team and has a close working relationship with our site leaders and other key central functions.

In this role you will work closely with other functions to develop and deliver category plans for the relevant indirect services, including Engineering and MRO, across spend categories that drive value in materials and services pricing, supporting our quality, service and cost objectives whilst reducing supplier risk. 

Our Procurement team is leading the way by supporting our Centre Head Office and UK Site Operations teams with Category, Supplier and Contract Management. Leading by example, you’ll be driving change and influencing people through times of transformation and growth, it’s never been a better time to join us.

Essential Ingredients

  • A broad range of procurement experience as a Buyer / Category Manager 
  • Developing and implementing category strategies
  • Adaptable style in changing environments, new categories, and challenges 
  • Project Management experience
  • Proven track record of developing stakeholder relationships, and cross functional working
  • Experience of Supplier Relationship and Contract Management
  • Strong Analytical skills

Extra Dough

You will want to know what your bread is worth:

  • Competitive Base Salary and Benefits
  • A slice of the annual profits
  • Family time is important to us, and we know it will be to you, so you can purchase up to an extra week’s annual leave.
  • Award winning company matched pension scheme.
  • Private medical insurance and life assurance
  • Products you will love along with deals and retail discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website.
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew! 
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service.

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.


A Little about us
At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations' worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 140 years plus.
Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention.
It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.

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