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Blue Spark
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company 

This varied role is with a UK food importer and distributor supplying customers within the UK foodservice and retail sectors. This established and growing food company are well known for bringing high quality products to the market.  With an international supply base and a broad product portfolio they supply all the major UK retailers with branded and own label foods.

The Role 

Reporting directly into the Head of Buying, you’ll be building and maintaining business relations with suppliers whilst negotiating contracts to ensure products are cost effective. You’ll liaise with the supply chain team to guarantee product availability and a first class service level. Keeping up to date with market trends you’ll continuously evaluate and source new suppliers to help stay ahead in this competitive market.

The Person 

We are looking for a confident, highly organized individual to join this dynamic team. Ideally with great negotiation and communication skills along with the ability to develop strong relationships. Previous buying or purchasing experience within an FMCG environment is ideal. This individual would also be able to demonstrate high levels of commercial awareness and be aware of current markets trends. Speaking Spanish or Italian is essential.   

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful. 

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
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