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Interim Food Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFood Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Services
Salary£160 to £180 per day
Town/CityWest London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 April 2018

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  • This fantastic opportunity will enable a buyer to be part of one of the a leading restaurant businesses in the UK, buying a mixture of food, drinks and non-consumables.
  • This role we enable you to manage key supplier relationships, negotiate on food & beverage contracts and work on new product development.

Client Details

  • One of the most established brands in the UK.
  • They are continuing to expand and have large growth plans for 2018. Their fantastic take on good quality food, in a great atmosphere, has enabled them to seize the market and be one of the biggest players competing in the restaurant industry.
  • The role also offer support from regarding CIPS sponsorship and qualification.


This role will have a range of responsibilities and opportunities:
  • Supplier relationship management
  • High level of stakeholder engagement
  • Negotiation of contracts
  • Categories include; meat, produce, bakery & drinks
  • Deliver compliance of contracts terms through engagement of suppliers
  • Be involved in the new menu development and NPD
  • Management of short term and long term projects


This role will need someone who has a passion for food and new product development. You will need to have purchasing experience, ideally within food & retail.


  • Highly numerate, IT literate and analytical
  • Honesty and willing to drive personal development
  • Strategic and problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills both verbal and written
  • Flexible to changing working priorities
  • Confident to challenge standard ways of purchasing
  • Ability to multi-task

Requirements for the role:
  • Graduate Calibre
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Food purchasing experience across various categories, preferably within food service/wholesale environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven track record of purchasing
  • Self-driven for personal development

Flexible, willing to learn and able to work within a fast moving environment

Job Offer
  • Competitive day rate
  • Chance to go permanent

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