Purchasing Executive

CPA Recruitment
Northolt, London (Greater)
£20k - £25k per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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As an importer of a variety of prestigious brands from across the world, our client supplies a range of speciality foods into the retail, wholesale and food service sectors. The business is going through a dynamic time of change and development, with more exciting expansion plans in the pipeline.


Job Role
The main responsibility of the role is to work with the suppliers internationally along with the customers based in the UK, ensuring all delivery times are met and stock levels are accurate at all times. You will be involved with ordering goods, dealing with suppliers and forecasting, whilst managing relationships with new (and existing) suppliers and customers.



  • Purchasing background, preferably from the food sector
  • Attention to detail is the key for success with this role
  • Strong and accurate administration skills are essential
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel is pivotal, SAGE experience is desirable
  • Ability to analyse industry data 
  • Successful communicator, able to build strong relationships with colleagues and suppliers
  • Flexible and prepared to get involved with all aspects of the business
  • Actively drive continuous improvement in supplier performance in relation to cost, quality and service
  • Monitor short dated and surplus stock levels effectively, ensuring the timely reporting to the sales teams
  • Liaison with colleagues regarding sales and marketing, particularly during seasonal promotions and product launches


Personal Profile

  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Pro-active mindset who can problem solve and always find a solution
  • Tenacious attitude to ensure all items are delivered OTIF
  • Positive and outgoing personality is essential, as you will be speaking with a broad range of clients, suppliers and colleagues
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines


Ref Code: FMW39322


To apply or for more information, please e-mail in strict confidence, with an updated CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Jon Hemming-Nash to jon.hemming-nash@cparecruitment.com 

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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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