Buyer - Food

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
3 Sep 2022

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Contract Type
Purchasing, Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This is an excellent chance for a Buyer to join an exciting and rapidly evolving food manufacturing business. Developing and producing delicious food products for a variety of customers, they are focused on using the finest quality ingredients from local suppliers to create mouth-watering ranges that are seasonal and on trend.

The Role

In this newly created role, you would be responsible for managing suppliers across various food and non-food categories. You will seek to identify new suppliers, aiming to curate, build and maintain thriving relationships with them. Along with this you will develop and execute a long term supplier strategy, making it your goal to improve the cost and quality of materials acquired across the business. 

You will keep up to date with market trends, communicating your findings to the wider business to ensure continuous improvement. You’ll also regularly review supplier performances, negotiate contracts, and manage your departmental queries. Overall, your will aim to keep the wheels of the department in motion by coordinating cross functional teams, helping to guarantee the seamless running of the overall supply chain and provide the best possible service to ensure the company’s success.  

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious and self-motivated Buyer with a great understanding of FMCG industries and particularly quality food ingredients. A confident, highly organised individual with a commercial mind-set and the ability to negotiate is essential. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, coupled with an outstanding ability to communicate. You’ll be able to drawn upon your previous food buying experience in order to adeptly network and negotiate with suppliers to achieve results.

Ref: F6438


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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