b3 jobs
South West England
03 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type


Job ref: 62360 | £26,000 | South West

The company

This role Is working for a multi-sited manufacturer of high quality and delicious products supplied predominantly to the foodservice sector. Through careful market research and monitoring of trends, the company continually develop exciting new products for their customers.

The job

The Buyer will form an integral part of the purchasing team. With a solid background in Purchasing, the candidate will take a proactive approach in leading the Company forward in securing quality suppliers of ingredients and packaging covering price, delivery and quality targets.

You will liaise between suppliers, relevant internal departments and customers, build and maintain relationships with potential and existing suppliers, negotiate and agree new contracts including discount structures and checking quality of service, communicate any supply issues to the planning team, forecast price trends and impact on future activities, develop the business purchasing strategy and give presentations about market analysis and possible growth.

Your experience

You should possess a solid purchasing track record within a food manufacturing environment, most ideally chilled, short shelf life foods. You will ideally be educated to a degree level in a buying related discipline and CIPS level 3 is essential. You will be IT literate including Microsoft Office and MRP software together with a proven track record of controlling and reducing external spend whilst developing a robust supplier base. A driving licence is also required.

More details

The Buyer job is based in South West region and is paying £26,000. The working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

How to apply

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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.

Alternate job titles

Food Manufacturing Buying Jobs | Purchasing Jobs | FMCG Supply Chain Jobs | Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Procurement Jobs | Food Industry Jobs | Food Manufacturing Jobs | Food Industry Jobs in South West | Somerset

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