Category Buyer - Indirect Services, East Midlands

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
East Midlands
Attractive salary, Car allowance, Bonus, Benefits
Closing date
2 Sep 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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If you're an experienced strategic sourcing procurement professional with strong experience spanning indirect spend within a multi-site environment spend then this is a great opportunity.

My client is a leading food manufacturing business supplying delicious, flavoursome products to customers across the UK. They have multiple sites and work with the leading retailers.

They currently require an experienced Indirect Services Buyer to join their talented central procurement function. You will have strong indirect services purchasing experience within a fmcg environment and therefore you'll be used to the pace and challenges associated with this.

Working as part of a small indirect procurement team you'll be responsible for setting the Category Strategy based on you getting a full understanding of individual site needs whilst acting as a collaborative partner to senior stakeholders to respond to and resolve escalations.

As a skilled negotiator, you'll have proven skills in supplier development, negotiating contracts and it's important you can lead and communicate effectively to ensure internal stakeholders are influenced positively.

Candidates will need to be bright, articulate with ideally two years' experience gained buying indirect services in a fast moving environment. You'll have strong negotiation skills and the ability to identify and drive through new areas for improvement. IT literate you'll have strong analytical skills and the ability to manipulate and interpret large volumes of data. A full driving licence is essential for this role.

Please get in touch with your CV for further information.

Ref: HLJ46333


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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