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Senior Buyer - Food Manufacturing / FMCG

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Senior Buyer - Food Manufacturing / FMCG

ReferenceHQ00050453_430667
RecruiterMacildowie
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Benefitsbenefits
Town/CityColchester
LocationsEssex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted12 February 2018

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Due to a multitude of growth factors my client are looking to strengthen their procurement team and as such, have a vacancy for a Senior Buyer. Specialising in the food industry previously would be advantageous; it would be beneficial for the Senior Buyer to have had similar buying experience, certainly within an FMCG environment at least.

Headline responsibilities of the Senior Buyer:
Managing a supplier base across various products and raw materials
Measuring supplier performance against agreed KPI’s
Working cross-functionally (NPD, technical, planning, production) in line with business strategy
Continually ensuring quality, price and service standards are met
Negotiate contract terms to save costs
Improvement departmental processes where required to drive success of the team
Oversee the workload of 1 x Assistant Buyer

To be successful in this role, you will need/have:
Previous experience within a similar position (line management would be advantageous)
Food Manufacturing / FMCG background, ideally across multi-site operations
Proven negotiation skills and successes
The ability to communicate, engage and influence Internal and external stakeholders/suppliers
Ambition and drive – studying for CIPS would be a good indication of this

If you fit the criteria described and would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch/apply.



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