Location Chertsey
Discipline: Procurement & Supply Chain
Salary: £35000.0
Contact name: Felicity Handley

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Job ref: 6176
Published: about 2 months ago

Are you seeking a new role within procurement? Then this is just for you as we are looking for a Buyer to join our client’s team on a permanent basis. The Buyer will be handling various suppliers and will be delivering improvements within cost and quality. The ideal Buyer will need to come from a food/retail/hospitality buying background and will be extremely organised. Experience within the public sector is preferred but not essential.
This will be hybrid working for 3 days in for the first 3 months then this drops to 2 days in.
Key Responsibilities for the Buyer:

  • You will support the Category Manager to develop the end-to-end procurement process for the core food Fruit & Veg category team.

  • Plan, prepare for negation and write contract renewals as well as support and schedule supplier relationships.

  • Supporting CSR Commitments

  • Engage with culinary teams and development chefs and support their client food strategies by providing products meeting their requirements.

  • Drive volume growth, negotiate sustainable terms, and provide value and benefits to the clients.

  • Execute long-term food vision, delivering sustainable improvements in terms of cost, quality, service, and innovation.

  • Liaise with their supply chain team and report to category any concerns, SLA issues, distributor, and supplier challenges.

  • Manage category-related queries from internal and external stakeholders.

  • Submit monthly price filters for external clients onto the procurement systems.

Skills Required for the Buyer:

  • Results Oriented – comfortable delivering against bold and stretching targets.

  • Experience in a buying role within food/retail/hospitality.

  • Has the desire to become a subject matter expert across a category of choice.

  • Competent with procurement systems, ideally having used these in current/previous employment.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop credible business relationships.

  • Passion for Food or Fruit & Veg

If this is in your interest, please apply for additional information!