CPA Recruitment
£40k - £50k per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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Purchasing, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Established in 2018 our client is an emerging premium branded SME food business which has grown incredibly quickly, going from strength to strength to become a market leader within their niche sector. This dynamic and innovative company manufacturer and supply a range of delicious branded organic products to a growing client base spanning many well-known UK and European food businesses. The business has ambitious plans to expand their operation to export products further afield to the Middle East.    


Job Role

As a Buyer at our client you will be responsible for researching, sourcing and buying the most nutritious foods grown worldwide. Their supply chain is niche and they have high expectations as they demand quality to be the best. The company relies on the exceptional and consistent level of service that has been built on strong relationships with their suppliers.


They are looking for a proactive buyer to procure and develop their supply base, which is a major role for this position.



The ideal candidate will be need to have experience in the key areas below:

  • Researching and choosing partner suppliers to increase business demand
  • Maintain all supplier relationships, reviewing any non-conformance issues and managing quality standards
  • Review performance against company policies and procedures
  • Support the launch for all future projects, ensuring that new products are sourced within agreed timescales and costings
  • Category management, tendering and negotiation of all supplier agreements and contracts
  • Negotiating and managing price agreements
  • Analysing key sector metrics to understand trends
  • Generate and analyse market data, reporting on findings to support category management and procurement
  • Ensure import protocol is met with all new suppliers
  • Liaising with finance to determine weekly payment schedule and raise POs


Personal Profile

  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about healthy and nutritious food
  • Experience of buying in a food company preferably within an FMCG environment
  • Knowledge of working with a global supply chain is highly advantageous
  • Understanding of produce and experience in international imports and exports is beneficial
  • Analytical with persuasive, negotiating skills and able to communicate with professionals at all levels internally & externally
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and be accustomed to working to tight deadlines
  • Numeracy and an excellent attention to detail are a priority
  • Self-motivated with strong planning skills



Monday to Friday – office hours apply

International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Contact Us
  • Eclipse House
  • 20 Sandown Road
  • WD24 7AE
  • GB
  • 020 8203 1000
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