Interim Group Category Buyer, Ingredients, FTC 6 months, UK wide

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Experienced Category Buyer required to support a large, chilled food manufacturing business for six months to cover maternity leave. REMOTE WORKING.

My client is looking for an experienced Category Buyer to support the central team for a period of six months to cover maternity leave. Remote working or on site whichever is your preference.

Reporting into the Head of Category for this large, chilled food manufacturing business you will be working as part of a team of six with specific responsibility for functional ingredients, herbs, and spices. Working as a team of six my client is looking for a graduate with their CIPS qualification and a number of years Buying experience, ideally within the FMCG sector.

You will work in partnership with the factories, suppliers and customers to ensure delivery.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities will include but not limited to -

  • Market intelligence gathering to enable group procurement to build a stronger position in negotiations, managing risks and making better informed sourcing decisions in key category areas.
  • Responsible, environmental, and ethical sourcing.
  • To ensure appropriate supplier segmentation and from that, the correct supplier management which could involve everything from joint strategies, top to top meetings, supplier scorecards and integrated processes.
  • Ensure appropriate contracts are developed to meet the individual needs of the appropriate supplier relationship. Ensure that company contracting policy and procedure is adhered to.
  • Supplier led quality and innovation.


My client is looking for a Category Buyer with good interpersonal skills, able to build positive relationships with different stakeholders with the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction and demonstrate high levels of initiative.

REF. NCM896119



Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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