BUYER – Packaging / Food Ingredients

Leeds, West Yorkshire
02 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Packaging, Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

BUYER – Packaging / Food Ingredients - Salary ; Competitive

David Wood Foods Ltd has over 20 years experience in food manufacturing and is recognised within the industry as a leader in own label products operating from 7maufacturing sites around the UK and a Head Office based in Leeds.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Buyer to join our Group Procurement Team based at our Head Office in Rothwell, Leeds.

The Procurement Team has responsibility for Sourcing, Issuing Tenders and Request for Quotes, Tender Analysis, and Award of Contracts across Raw Materials and Ingredients, Packaging and Group Services.

You will be responsible for the category management of a range of Packaging / Raw Materials across the group.

Key Responsibilities

Take commercial and day to day responsibility for a given category of Packaging / Raw Materials ensuring best value is extracted from our supply chains by driving out cost whilst delivering continuous improvement

Manage the Tender process through full cycle ensuring all milestones and timescales are met ; to include managing the supplier selection process, negotiating commercial terms and ensuring best value, service and performance from our suppliers

Proactively research new categories and solutions for review by the business

Understand the influence commodity market movements have on your category’s of responsibility

Be capable in problem solving through having the ability to analyse the issues, determine next steps and make sound recommendations

Contribute to the Procurement Team’s cost saving and performance targets.

Ensure the Group’s leverage is maximised and that our total costs of ownership are minimised

Hold review meetings with suppliers to give and receive information on performance and agree appropriate action to resolve any issues which have arisen

Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure the Procurement Team’s objectives are fully aligned to those of the wider business

Skills  and Experience

Procurement professional with experience of handling a significant spend for a large scale Food Manufacturer

Solid Procurement back ground with experience of buying Packaging / Raw Materials

Strong negotiation skills are essential

Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills

Excellent working knowledge of the tender process and its objectives

Experience of issuing tenders and contracts whilst understanding the commercial implications of such

Able to self manage both time and priorities

Strong analytical skills in the interpretation and presentation of data

Computer literate ; Word, Excel, E-mail, MRP Systems (Sage experience ideal)

Full membership of CIPS or working towards this is desirable

Travel to other sites will be required

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