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Category Buyer - Food

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£40,000 to £51,000 per annum
Town/CityWest London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted14 March 2018

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Category Buyer - Food

My client a Major Food organisation are seeking to recruit an experienced purchasing individual with strong experience in Food Purchasing ideally Frozen products, and experience of working with co-packers.

Key responsibilities:
  • Conduct product reviews and tenders as necessary to deliver cost savings
  • Communicate clearly with customer stakeholders on progress of product reviews/tenders as part of the procurement process
  • Deliver pricing agreements
  • Work closely with the sourcing analysts to create spend analysis and category overviews to share with the customer
  • Analyse data prepared by analysts to create future projects
  • Formulate and drive buying strategy
  • Manage key internal stakeholders to ensure requirements are met
  • Conduct purchasing reviews
  • Work with regional offices abroad to drive procurement strategy

Person Specification:
  • Proven food purchasing experience (ideally frozen products) procurement experience within FMCG/Retail/Foodservice environment
  • International experience particulary Europe is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge of category management and its performance measurements, processes, and contracts
  • Solid negotiation and supplier management skills.
  • Solid contract management skills.
  • Experience of working with co-packers
  • Strong ability on Excel

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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