Purchasing Specialist

Recruiter
DR Newitt
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£Negotiable on experience + benefits
Posted
23 Mar 2018
Closes
23 Apr 2018
Ref
DRNPCPURCHWESTMIDS
Function
Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Purchasing Specialist

West Midlands

£Negotiable on experience + benefits

My client is a well-established FMCG food importer & distributor looking to develop the company’s infrastructure with a senior level purchasing specialist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the buying/trading
  • Ensure the best commercial offering to suit the needs of the sites, maintaining awareness of competitor activity
  • Reviewing and negotiating trading terms with suppliers
  • Negotiation of contracts to maximise Cost savings while maintaining service deliver
  • Support the operational teams to provide excellent in-house experience
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing suppliers on a Global level
  • Conduct regular sourcing and negotiation activities across all categories

Skills and Qualifications:

  • CIPS qualified (or working towards)
  • Seafood buying experience is essential
  • Proven track record of adding value to the bottom line in everything you do and be able to make sound business decisions
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to build strong supplier relationships
  • A truly commercial individual able to demonstrate excellent negotiation skills
  • A proven track record of Purchasing within the distributor, Importer, retail & food service market
  • Highly analytical and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, and to identify potential risks

Keywords: Purchasing, Buyer, Senior Buyer, Seafood, Procurement, Trading, Trader, Sourcing, Buying, procure, fish, prawn, crab, shrimp, cod, eel, tuna, salmon, scampi, Pollock, squid, frozen, fish market

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