b3 jobs
Home Counties
£38,000 - £40,000
21 May 2019
08 Jun 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type


Job ref: 62195 | £38,000 - £40,000 | Home Counties

The company

This job is working for a well-established and fast growing, food manufacturing business. The company is family run and pride themselves on creating and supplying the highest quality products to retailers, foodservice and specialist outlets throughout the UK.

The job

Your role as Buyer is to manage the end-to-end sourcing lifecycle for all goods and services to meet the requirements of the group, including supplier selection, negotiation, ongoing supplier relationship management and line management of the in-bound supply team.

You will be responsible for driving commercial advantage and ensuring continuous improvement in terms of cost, risk and waste.

You will work closely with suppliers, Planners and the inbound goods team to ensure raw materials are commercially available as requested.

Your experience

You will possess experience of working in an FMCG/food manufacturing supply chain environment and be able to demonstrate sound purchasing skills including sourcing expertise, negotiation and supplier performance management. To succeed in this role, you will have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Excel, be analytical, highly numerate, logical and accurate with numbers and data plus ideally you will have managed or supervised a small team. A driving licence will be required due to site location.

More details

The Buyer role is based in the Home Counties region and is paying £38,000 - £40,000 according to individual skills and previous experience. The working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm, however, some flexibility will be required.


How to apply

If this really sounds like you and you want to be considered for the Buyer job, please click the Apply button.

Or, alternatively you can apply directly for this job, by emailing me, Victoria Holyoake, quoting job reference 62195.

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b3 jobs is a professional, friendly and progressive food recruitment consultancy established in 2000 dedicated to the food manufacturing industry. We are a market leader for permanent jobs within food and drink manufacturing throughout the UK. All of our consultants have considerable experience in recruitment so you can be confident that they will have your best interests at heart when finding the perfect job for you.

We deal with food jobs covering product development / NPD, quality assurance / QA, technical, process, production, operations, planning, supply, sales, account management, engineering, microbiology, food technology, specifications, marketing, logistics, purchasing, hygiene and auditing. We cover all job levels including Assistants, Technologists, Technicians, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Managers and Directors.

Alternative job titles

Food Manufacturing Buying Jobs | Purchasing Jobs | FMCG Supply Chain Jobs | Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Home Counties

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