Interim Contract Manufacturing Buyer
A truly fantastic opportunity to join an innovative food brand who supply a range of premium products to the UK retailers. Internationally respected for their high quality products, they are now looking for an experienced and dedicated Contract Manufacturing Buyer who has a strong background in developing commercial relationships with external suppliers whilst managing internal teams in order to create maximum efficiency across the entire supply chain.
Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be responsible for leading and driving cost saving initiatives whilst ensuring the correct stock is delivered on time and within budget. Protecting this supply chain, you will be tasked with establishing and forging excellent relationships both externally and internally whilst making sure the right contracts and supplier terms are in place. Working closely with other project and operations teams it is vital that there is a consistent chain of communication so any problems are quickly identified and resolved.
Sat within the Production Planning team, this is a highly visible and business critical role as you will dealing with a new and innovative product range on behalf of the business so monitoring, reporting and improving supplier performance will be pivotal in the success of this exciting role.
We're looking for an exceptionally talented, commercially astute Buyer / Supply Chain Manager who has lead key and ideally new Supply Chain projects within a Food environment from either a manufacturing, brand or retail respective. Experience of buying contract manufacturing is essential underpinned with sound Contracts knowledge. You must have the ability to effectively plan and prioritise whilst project managing/liaising with external suppliers and internal stakeholders.
You must be able to demonstrate solid negotiation skills in order to drive efficiency, reduce risk and improve overall profitability by agreeing advantageous terms with a variety of valued contract manufacturing suppliers who can successfully partner the business through this interesting transformational period.
This is being offered on an initial 6 month contract basis so you must be in a position to start immediately or by the end of September at the very latest.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.