Raw Materials Buyer

Blue Spark
South East England
15 Nov 2018
15 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This is an amazing opportunity to join an innovative food brand who supply a range of premium products to the UK retailers. Internationally recognised for their high quality products, they are now looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Buyer who can help them stay ahead of their competitors.

The Role

Reporting to the Procurement Manager you’ll be responsible for sourcing and setting up contracts for raw materials at the right cost and guaranteeing supply chain efficiency. You’ll be building and maintaining relationships within your designated supply base whilst evaluating costs and negotiating contracts to ensure targeted savings are met. As well as providing forward forecasts to key suppliers you’ll be managing contract status’ and extending product portfolios. Supporting NPD teams, you’ll source and deliver innovative new products alongside working closely with Technical, Quality and Co-manufacturers to drive forward synergy opportunities plus contingency plans with raw material suppliers.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious and self-motivated Buyer who has previously worked within food manufacturing or an FMCG environment. Resourceful and able to work at a fast pace, you’ll have a proven record of building relationships and experience of successfully managing a large supplier base. You’ll be able to adapt yourself to a variety of different tasks from administrative to complex and cross functional business projects. A commercial mind-set with the ability to negotiate is also essential alongside excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.

Are you a motivated professional who has the ability to learn quickly and the desire to progress their career within the business? If so, apply now or call Rachel on 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs