b3 jobs
South East / Home Counties
20 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type


Job ref: 62217 | £38,000 | South East / Home Counties

The company

This is a fantastic opportunity for a very driven and talented individual to work for an award-winning and progressive food business. With an international supply base in over 20 countries, the company is exponentially growing year on year, increasing their presence in the UK Food Industry.

The job

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 pro-active role in the company and will also support the sales team in their commercial negotiations with the customer base.

You will develop and maintain commercial relationships with all existing and new suppliers, maintain expert knowledge of assigned product groups, assist with tender submissions, collaborate with the Technical team on supplier quality issues, research new markets as required, manage product supply to meet the business needs including stock levels plus manage contracts and the timely delivery of products, including correct packaging and quality.

Your experience

You will be a holder of a 2.1 or above in a relevant business, commercial, supply chain, purchasing/procurement or related degree and be ambitious with a strong desire to progress in a fast-paced business. You will possess a solid track record within a buying or procurement role within the food manufacturing industry/FMCG and a second language such as Spanish or French would be beneficial. To succeed, you will have strong communication and negotiation skills and be highly organised together with strong commercial and financial management skills.

More details

The Buyer job is based in the South East / Home Counties region and is paying £38,000 plus excellent benefits including company pension, healthcare and life cover.

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, Becky Gander, quoting job reference 62217.

What happens next

After applying for jobs, we will call you for a confidential chat to discuss the full job details and your requirements within 24 hours on the assumption your credentials fit the requirements for the role.

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 Managers, Technologists, Technicians, Managers, Team Leaders, Managers and Directors.

Alternative job titles

Food Manufacturing Buying Jobs | Purchasing Jobs | Buying Manager | Procurement Jobs | FMCG Supply Chain Jobs | Food Buyer | Purchasing Executive | Home Counties | Surrey 

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