This role is probably not for you. The title of “Ingredient Buyer” that I put on this advert is the closest I could think of for the role, but it doesn’t describe the variety and complexity of this position. I apologise if you are hoping for a standard, pedestrian buying role in a noisy office – I am not recruiting for one of those roles at the moment.
If you read lots of job adverts, you will have seen ones that describe learning something new every day, influencing the direction of the business and having a varied role. If you have applied for a few of these, you will probably have found that usually, this is just what that company thinks people want to hear, not what the job is actually like.
That isn’t true in this case. If you get this role, you travel the world; become an expert in sourcing for this category; interact with a global audience and help guide and steer the future of the business.
Sound good? Well, you’ll have to show that you are up to it. Just being an experienced food Buyer and having a track record in sourcing raw materials isn’t enough; we are looking to hire someone who still genuinely cares about the way they do business. Relationship building, not transactional – this is how my client does things. Your current employer may not have the same values, but we won’t hold that against you. We just want someone who wants to be a Buyer with the same values as my client instils in the employees. You will need a passport as well.
You would be working directly for someone who loves their role, who works very hard and is keen to train and develop someone from a Buyer into a sourcing expert. They will take the time to do that as you will be working in tandem with them on a varied program of sourcing, supply planning and negotiation with food producers all over the world.
If this is you, or this is the “you” that you have always secretly wanted to be, please get in contact quickly. Applying for the role would be a good start: I will get in contact quickly, I promise.