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Food Buyer

Job Title: Food Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94050
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.87123.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 07, 2013 10:14

Job Description

A pioneering company of tasty, nutritious products is looking for a buyer to join their team. With a clear vision, sharp focus, investment behind their brands and a plan of significant growth it is an exciting time to be joining the business. Your responsibilities will include: * Supporting and implementing purchase strategies on your categories of responsibility * Supplier negotiations and performance management * Managing optimisation projects (tenders, value engineering, etc) * Supporting innovation projects * Following the market trends for your categories * Working cross-functionally with the wider team (marketing, quality, finance, supply chain…) to execute operational excellenc The ideal candidate will: * Have exepereince in a junior buying / buying position * Have experience in raw material sourcing * Be experienced in supplier negotiations, supplier management and value engineering projects * Be a self starter who focuses on actions and outcomes * Be a creative thinker * Be an ambitious individual looking to progress their buying career at pace * Have a passion for food This is a great opportunity for a buyer looking to further their career within a growing business. If you have the skills and experience required and are looking for a role with excellent development prospects 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.