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Commercial Buyer, Foodservice, Oxfordshire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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This is a newly created role for an ambitious Buyer who wants to develop their food category knowledge. Read on now…

This is a truly modern and innovative foodservice business that is now looking for a Commercial Buyer in this newly created role. Reporting to the Head of Purchasing you'll support the commercial buying for the business.

We are looking for an individual who will take ownership of a portfolio of suppliers, build and maintain strong strategic relationships whilst managing product pricing, rebates, and terms. You'll take the responsibility of reviewing and developing the product range, working with existing suppliers, and sourcing new suppliers to ensure our produce offering is ahead of market trends, and supports the needs of customers. You'll regularly attend trade shows, and work closely with the sales and marketing teams, to present and bring products to life, and ensure buy in across the board.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Have full commercial responsibility for a portfolio of suppliers
  • Identify opportunities to develop the supply base
  • Source new buying opportunities to increase profitability
  • Manage contractual forecasting and negotiations
  • Drive innovation in our product offering to be ahead of the market

You will need to have previous buying experience within the food industry and able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. You will have first-hand experience of negotiating with suppliers and setting up and managing contracts.

You have great communication skills and be able to build strong relationships both internally with stakeholders and externally with the supply base. IT literate you'll be confident analysing and interpreting data and be meticulous and organised.

Above all you be driven and passionate and be ambitious to succeed. Ideally, degree or CIPs qualified, you'll have first class IT skills and be confident around Microsoft Excel.

To apply please send your details through to me today.

REF. HLJ46255


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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