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Food Buyer

Job Title: Food Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Industry:
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Reference: Q97886
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: apply@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: April 20, 2015 19:34

Job Description

A unique and hugely successful food business that supplies innovative, high quality and speciality foods is seeking a buyer for one of their biggest spend areas.

The business is committed to providing inspiration and excellence to a wide variety of customers right across the food industry and they offer strong development opportunities to their employees.

As a buyer your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manage your supply base in line with category plans and build and maintain effective relationships
  • Negotiating contract terms with suppliers to achieve optimum commercial benefit
  • Identify and implement cost saving and improved supply opportunities to drive continuous improvement in range, quality and pricing
  • Work with the wider buying tem to develop the business buying processes and strategy
  • Work cross functionally across the business to ensure continuity of supply and successful execution of new product launches and projects

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Have at least 3 years buying experience. Strong junior buying experience will be considered.
  • Have experience in food buying - experience in chilled, dairy, meat, ambient ingredients and commodities will be beneficial
  • Have an understanding of supply chains and international markets and suppliers
  • Have excellent communication skills across all levels of business and be able to influence
  • Be able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and decision makers
  • Have a strong commercial acumen and be a confident negotiator
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent

If you feel you have the experience required and are looking to join a business that continues to experience success then we would welcome your application.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.