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Buyer - Food/ Ingredients

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Buyer - Food/ Ingredients

ReferenceJ10243_949007
Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
SalaryNegotiable
Benefitsbonus + package
Town/CityNorthamptonshire
LocationsEast Midlands, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted20 June 2017

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Buyer - Food/ Ingredients

Our client is a growing and innovative Food business, with an excellent reputation in the market place, who are now seeking an individual who will take responsibility for the pricing; sourcing and supplier selection.

Purchasing ingredients including fruit and nuts. Providing appropriate expertise and to be proactive and innovative in maintaining supplier base whilst reviewing technical and quality requirements.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends

Provide a full negotiating and purchasing service for all raw materials, ingredients and packaging in order to deliver the most competitive pricing for high quality materials from suppliers.

Ensure that food safety is not compromised through product or supplier selection.

Monitor, communicate and intervene as required to support the maintenance of the company’s budgets and strategic plan.

Develop and implement appropriate long and short term strategic and tactical initiative in order to achieve specific buying, sourcing targets.

Person Skills:

Previous experience of sourcing food ingredients. Clear experience of detailed negotiation strategies with proven results.

An ability to explain and influence in a clear, concise and consistent manner.

The ability to plan, prioritise and delegate to achieve results and deadlines.

The ability to make difficult decisions and to take a calm and measured approach in an often

The desire to succeed; and a positive "can do" attitude

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