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Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90461
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: drw.02596.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 05, 2012 18:15

Job Description

A leading UK food producer is searching for a versatile Assistant Buyer, as a consequence of its continuous growth to work on a contactual basis. As a Buyer, you will facilitate this growth by supporting all procurement activity across the food and non food areas of the business. The responsibilities will include: * Adopt control for the procurement of all food and non food spend on site * Work closely with the chef to develop food and packaging products * Budgetary control, ensuring all costs fall in line with it * Continuous supplier management to ensure the availability of products at all times * Maintain and develop relationships both with internal procurement teams as well as with external stakeholders * Ongoing negotiation with suppliers to ensure the best deal for the company * Prepare internal monthly sales reports To succeed in this Assistant Buyer role, you will be a graduate, (or equivalent), ideally with purchasing experience in both food and non food areas. In this co-operative environment, strong interpersonal and communicational skills are a must, including the ability to influence and be diplomatic where necessary. Ultimately, As an Assistant Buyer, your negotiating skills will be something you pride yourself on, and are confident using. A successful candidate will need to show they are driven and can be proactive. As a leading food producer, there is constant opportunity to progress organically within the company, with a large scope of growth. So if you want a chance to shine as a successful Buyer in an internationally successful company, please forward your CV, and we will look forward to your response.