Category Buyer – Raw Materials
Job ref: 62667 | £30,000 - £35,000 | Home Counties / East Midlands
You will be working for a well-established business which strives to produce an exceptional range of high quality, great tasting products. Using responsibly sourced ingredients, the company are proud of their reputation of truly understanding their customer and offering innovative market leading products whilst ensuring a high level of food safety and operating fully to their ethical standards.
As a Category Buyer, you will be accountable for purchasing direct materials including food chemicals, commodities and ingredients with a spend remit of £10-£20m.
Other responsibilities include:
- Develop and implement successful buying strategies
- Lead and/or represent the procurement department on specific cross-functional projects
- Conduct sourcing activity for categories, using the approved processes and e-sourcing platform
- Responsibility for current and future budgets for own category areas and provide updates on category performance against these budgets
- Ensure great supplier performance and relationship development
To be considered for the Category Buyer role, you will possess a solid progressive track record within procurement, buying, purchasing or similar within the food & beverage industry.
Strong analytical and numerical ability is essential with a proven track record of this. You will also be able to identify ways to make cost saving/service improvements whilst maintaining quality of service.
CIPS qualifications would be beneficial, however the company will provide the opportunity to study these for the right candidate.
You will have a confident and collaborative approach to building strong working relationships together with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
The Category Buyer job is based in the Home Counties / East Midlands region and is paying £30,000 - £35,000 according to individual skills and previous experience.
The working hours are 9 am – 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
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Alternate job titles
Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Food Purchasing Jobs | Food Buying Jobs |Food Procurement Specialist | Bedfordshire