£32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
09 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Joe Hill
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Role: Buyer
Salary: £32,000 - £38,000 (Dependent on 2nd Language skillset)
Location: Surrey

This is an opportunity for a bright and driven individual to join an award winning, independently owned food business of ambient products. With an international supply base in over 20 countries, this company is exponentially growing year on year, increasing their presence in the UK Food Industry. They supply all UK retailers with predominantly Own Label as well as Branded ambient goods.

The Buyer will be working in a small team and be responsible in undertaking all activities relating to sourcing individual products. You will take a proactive role in the company and will at times be expected to support the sales team in their commercial negotiations with the customer base.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Develop and maintain commercial relationships with all existing and new supplier
  • Maintain expert knowledge of assigned product groups including industry trends, economic factors, supply chain security issues and key suppliers for each product group
  • Liaise with key suppliers to keep up with their latest products
  • Assist with the tender submissions
  • Collaborate with the Technical Team on supplier quality issues and quality monitoring to include resolving problems at supplier sites
  • Support Sales, Technical, Supply Chain and suppliers regarding New Product Development
  • Research the market and/or new markets as required in order to extend and improve the company's product ranges
  • Manage product supply to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels
  • Manage contracts and the timely delivery of products, including correct packaging and quality

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • 2.1 or above in a relevant business degree (Industrial year desirable)
  • Second language useful preferably Spanish or French
  • Confident with strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to prioritise, multi task and meet deadlines
  • Analytically and process minded
  • Exceptional negotiation techniques
  • Strong commercial and financial management skills
  • Highly motivated and project-driven

Personal attributes:

  • "Can do" attitude
  • Dynamic and determined with a passion for what they do
  • Results driven
  • Tenacious
  • Interest in FMCGs and the food industry

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply via this website or call Joe Hill on 01733 235 111 or email

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