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North West Wales
£25,000 - £35,000
Closing date
30 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Purchasing, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details


Job ref: 62991 | £25,000 - £35,000 | North West Wales

The company

A great opportunity to join an exciting company that specialises in cooking a diverse range of foods. 

Committed to advanced technologies, their focused and professional team are what allows them to consistently deliver market-leading solutions together with close working relationships with their customers.

The job

Your role will be to manage all day-to-day buying activities, develop strong relationships with sustainable suppliers and negotiating the best prices for the business ensuring product quality is achieved and maintained.

You will also ensure that the factory has all the raw materials, packaging and sundries needed for production.


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop strong relationships with new and existing suppliers at all levels, including commercial, marketing, product development, technical and supply chain.
  • Coordinate, monitor and negotiate the best possible prices for the business in a sustainable way, ensuring product quality is achieved and maintained.
  • Undertake quality market intelligence gathering to build a stronger position in negotiations, manage risks and make informed sourcing decisions.
  • Actively track commodity prices, identifying opportunities to challenge suppliers for price reductions.
  • Identify new packaging innovations (such as advances in recyclable packaging) and the latest ingredient and flavour trends.
  • Work proactively with management to review factory usage against standards to improve production yields.

Your experience

You should have previous experience in buying, purchasing or procurement of food products or ingredients, together with excellent supplier management and negotiation skills.

In addition, you will have great organisational skills, be motivated, highly numerate, and proficient in both Excel and PowerPoint.

Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and excellent communication skills are also crucial.

More details

The Buyer role is based in North West Wales and paying £25,000 - £35,000 according to your experience.

The working hours are 40 hours per week to suit the requirements of the job.  

The package includes benefits including 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.  The company also offers healthcare and income protection schemes.

How to apply

To be considered for the Buyer job, please click the Apply button.

After you have submitted your CV, we will aim to contact you in 1-2 business days on the assumption that your skills and experience match the job requirements.

Alternate job titles

Food Manufacturing Buying Jobs | Purchasing Jobs | Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Procurement Jobs | Food Industry Jobs | Food Manufacturing Jobs | Wales | Gwynedd


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