Senior Category Buyer | Food Packaging

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
16 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you a commercially minded buyer with experience in the foodservice or catering sector? Are you dynamic, with an entrepreneurial, pro-active style but able to work within a larger corporation? If so, this might be the challenge you're looking for.

About Our Client:

Our client is a highly regarded leading supplier of non-perishable products into the foodservice, catering and retail sectors. They build trusted supplier relationships to ensure all of their products are sustainable and ethically manufactured. Their global reach means that they work in complex supply chains that are all about adding value to their customers. Our client is committed to continuing their growth and reach and are constantly looking at ways to improve their business and the services that they offer.

About the Role:

As a senior buyer you will look to drive efficiencies throughout the procurement process and deliver savings across your categories. You will utilise your experience and track record of negotiating complex commercial agreements with suppliers to deliver tangible commercial results. You will assess the products within your category to ensure that the business is offering the best possible products to its customers - this might mean consolidating existing suppliers or bringing in new products / suppliers. You will strong planning and organisational skills, ensuring that supply meets demand and any areas of opportunity in product range are taken advantage of.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have experience in a buying role within a complex, fast moving supply chain environment. Experience in the foodservice or catering sector would be an advantage. Food packaging experience is a must. You will have a strong commercial background backed by results and savings. You will have helped improve sales by assessing the range of products within a packaging category and made improvements to the offering through NPD or seeking new and exciting products. You will feel comfortable in a large organisation but be able to operate in an entrepreneurial team with a flat structure. You will be highly organised and have experience negotiating prices and managing tender processes. You will be a dynamic and pro-active individual who wants to be challenged and progress your career.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role you must, as a minimum have food packaging buying experience in a fast paced / FMCG environment. Be dynamic and pro-active; driven to progress a category and your career. You will have experience in negotiating prices, tenders and supplier and category management.


Depending on experience £40k - £50k + progression and opportunities.

Application Process:

If you feel you have the experience required to be considered for this role please click on apply now. If you would prefer to have a confidential discussion about this opportunity in the first instance please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or quoting reference TEM10924

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