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Purchasing Officer

CPA Recruitment
London (Greater)
£38k - £44k per annum
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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An exciting new role for a Purchasing Officer has become available at a fantastic brand which is known worldwide.

Job Role
This is a brilliant opportunity to join the Purchasing Team that is account the category management of food & packaging. You will work closely with the entire team as well as others within Supply Chain functions to shape our strategic sourcing strategies that delivers an optimised, balanced, and assured supply chain which provides our clients with an enduring driven advantage.

This role is perfect for an experienced Purchasing expert with a background in food and/or packaging. If you are passionate about supply chain, category management and want to work alongside a talented and devise team, then please apply.

• Develop supplier relationships and systems that ensure continuous improvement within the parameters of cost, value, and service
• Present finalised commercial recommendations with a well-thought out & clear rationale that displays all relevant avenues have been explored
• Responsibility for strategic data analysis and insights
• Prioritise key projects within allocated categories and thinks innovatively around bold, progressive moves that can be taken forward to develop the business’ leadership position
• Takes on and lead cross-functional / category-based projects that optimize supply chain benefits
• Lead Global & Local business reporting requirements and deliver these in an accurate and timely fashion

Personal Profile
• Ability to think strategically and innovatively, applying a customer-focused lens at all times
• Strong project management skills and attention to detail
• Strong commercial awareness and financial acumen
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Comfort and experience working in a fast paced and changing working environment
• Experience in identifying and using external standard methodology to deliver best in class solutions
• Display leadership behaviours and characteristics and a desire to develop self
• Empower and support team members as appropriate – passion to develop talent
• Experience and an ability to think outside of the box to solve problems
• Facilitate others adapt in challenging circumstances or during periods of change
• Work with energy and passion and inspire the same in others
• Build a feedback-rich environment that inspires and models the exchange of feedback
• Excellent interpersonal skills, curious mind set, confident, independent and logical problem solve

Ref Code: W40452

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.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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