Category Buyer – Raw Materials

b3 jobs
Home Counties / East Midlands
£30,000 - £35,000
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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Purchasing, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Category Buyer – Raw Materials

Job ref: 62667 | £30,000 - £35,000 | Home Counties / East Midlands

The company

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.

The job

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

Your experience

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.

More details

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.

How to apply

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

What happens next?

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Alternate job titles

Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Food Purchasing Jobs | Food Buying Jobs |Food Procurement Specialist | Bedfordshire

Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

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Contact Us
  • Heffle Buildings
  • 33a High Street
  • Heathfield
  • TN21 8HU
  • United Kingdom
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