Senior Buyer - Leading restaurant business

£35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
23 Oct 2018
20 Nov 2018
Jayden duBois
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join one of the most well-known and successful restaurant businesses in the UK. This role we enable you to manage key supplier relationships, negotiate on contracts and work on new product development.

Client Details

My client currently has over 70 sites in the UK and is growing globally with sites across Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. Over the last 20 years they have continually exceeded their customer's expectations focusing on 'fresh, furiously flavoursome authentic street food and traditional classics.' Their great team atmosphere, along with fantastic staff members, has allowed them to take a large proportion of the market share and this continues to grow year by year.


The Senior Buyer will help to support the Head of Commercial Development in the delivery of the Procurement Strategy. Taking ownership for sourcing, evaluating, selecting and ultimately purchasing activity on a wide range of products from food to packaging, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for nurturing relationships with key suppliers, continually ensuring we have the best products in the business, at the best cost. Responsibilities will include:
  • Buying for all categories such as food, drink, packaging, consumables
  • Provision of accurate contract and supplier data including rebates
  • Overview, review and improvement of procurement operations
  • Building and maintaining relationships with current and potential suppliers for your category areas, as well as key partners across our business
  • Challenging the current cost base through negotiation, bench marking, and tender activity as appropriate
  • Assist with other commercial tasks as and when needed such as business plans for new sites and commercial opportunities


The successful candidate will be passionate about food and have experience in a fast paced environment.
  • The ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment with a flexible approach to changing work priorities at short notice
  • A highly self-motivated person, with the ability to working alone as well as being a strong team player
  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience of Procurement, Purchasing, Buying
  • The ability to quickly understand detailed supply requirements
  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working within a procurement function preferred but not necessary as long as person displays a willingness to learn, a can do attitude and is strong commercially

Job Offer

On offer is:
  • £35,000 - £45,000
  • Great Central London location
  • Flexible working
  • Discount on food products
  • Long term career growth
  • Highly autonomous role
  • Fun working environment

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