£17.5 - £22k + Benefits
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Buyer, based near Glasgow, Food Manufacturing Company, £17.5 - £22k

An excellent entry level opportunity for a Buyer has arisen to join a Finance team based near Glasgow.

Reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the purchasing of ingredients and packaging relating to new product and process developments; sourcing effectively to the required specifications.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring material and product requirements are met through effective procurement activity.
  • Liaising with the sales team and suppliers on NPD requests and new launches, to ensure projects are delivered within agreed timelines.
  • Developing and coordinating initiatives to optimise inventory levels using safety stock and purchase batch size.
  • Managing the costs of materials and products ensuring best value to the business.
  • Managing and maintaining the internal systems with current and accurate data, tracking trends and producing reports against KPI's, as requested.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Strong commercial acumen accountability for achieving company targets.
  • Experience coordinating and managing cost expectations & timelines of launches.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills.
  • Retail / FMCG Buying or Sourcing experience.
  • Highly self-motivated individual.
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, or have relevant equivalent experience.

Job Type: Full-time, 38 hours per week

Salary: £17,500 - £22,000 (doe)

To Apply: Please press the "apply" button

Due to the amount of applications received, only those who our client wishes to progress will be contacted. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days, then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for reading this advertisement

This role may be of interest to the following: Buying Manager, Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Planning Manager, Production Planner, Stock Controller, Production, Manufacturer, Junior Buyer, Purchasing Assistant, Procurement Assistant, Graduate Entry Level Trainee Buying Carluke, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingston, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire


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