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Category Buyer, Ingredients, Leicestershire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Attractive basic Plus £6K Car Allowance & Bonus
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Get in touch today if you are looking for your next Category Procurement role within an FMCG environment. Read on to find out more…

My client is a hugely successful, multi-site food manufacturing business. They are now looking for an experienced Category Buyer to work within their central procurement function. Reporting into the Head of Category and looking after a number of ingredient categories you will work in partnership with key stakeholders, factories, suppliers, and customers to accelerate financial delivery, protect the business from risk, and transform supplier-led innovation. You'll have an in depth understanding of all factory needs working hand-in-hand with the Business Procurement Managers/Controllers. You'll also be responsible for setting the Category Strategy based on a full understanding of the business's needs. Acting as a collaborative partner to the business to respond to and resolve escalations will be a key part of this role.

To apply you will ideally be a graduate with several years' experience within the Procurement function of a food manufacturing environment and have your CIPS qualification. Experience of buying commodity-based ingredients, produce, dairy, or proteins would be highly advantageous.

You will be able to build positive relationships with different stakeholders and have the ability to work with minimal supervisor and direction and demonstrate high levels of initiative.

Perseverance on the face of challenge and the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload to meet demand from multiple stakeholders will come second nature to you.

This role offers you the opportunity to work for a leading multi-site business in a hugely challenging yet rewarding environment. There is genuine scope for progression within the business and real opportunities to accelerate your career.

Get in touch today for further information, my client requires someone to start asap

REF. HLJ45892


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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