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Buyer - some hybrid

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Closing date
22 May 2024

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Contract Type
Planning, Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Buyer – some hybrid

Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8605

The company

This is a very well-established and respected manufacturer that supplies to UK retailers and foodservice markets, as well as further food manufacturing. Always at the forefront of product development and innovation, they have continually invested in new facilities and the latest technologies.

About the Buyer – some hybrid

The purpose of your role will be to place purchase orders effectively, plan accurate deliveries of raw materials to multiple sites ensuring these are to a timely manner and meet the customers’ demands an take management of the supply chain.

Key tasks

  • Liaise with Planning, Sales and Production teams to facilitate effective demand planning whilst considering warehousing limitation as well as sourcing and approving new raw materials and suppliers.
  • Seeking the best possible price and service with suppliers, identify new suppliers whilst improving purchasing methods and driving down external spend.
  • Develop and maintain external relationships with key suppliers.
  • Efficiently problem solve to improve working processes and procedures.
  • Build and maintain a good working relationship with the warehouse team to ensure delivery targets are achieved.

About You

The successful candidate should have a proven record of developing supplier relationships, managing vendor performance and lead times as a Material Planner or Junior Buyer in the manufacturing industry. You should have a demand and forecasting background as well as production planning and purchasing of ingredients.  

  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness and excellent negotiating skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • The ability to work unaided and as part of a team across multiple departments.
  • A keen eye for detail with strong strategic planning and organization skills.
  • The strong desire to success and an openness for growth.

More details

The Buyer - some Hybrid job is based in Kent and is paying £35,000 according to your experience.

The working hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm with the flexibility to leave at 4:30pm if all tasks have been actioned effectively. Once the candidate has completed training and has comfort in their role there is the opportunity to work from home on occasion.

Alternate job titles

Food Manufacturing Buying Jobs | Purchasing Jobs | Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Procurement Jobs | Food Industry Jobs | Food Manufacturing Jobs



Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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