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Buyer - Raw Materials

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sydoni Dixon

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  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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We are working with a forward thinking innovative food business to help recruit a Raw Materials Buyer to join their procurement team. The role is accountable for delivering step-change value in the raw materials category including cost, product performance, innovation, supplier performance, risk management and ethical trade amongst other day to day duties.

The duties will include:

  • To purchase direct materials including food chemicals, commodities and ingredients.
  • To develop and implement successful buying strategies to deliver business requirements.
  • To lead and/or represent the procurement department on specific cross-functional projects and support the Procurement team on strategic activity outside of own portfolio of spend categories.
  • To conduct sourcing activity for categories, using the approved processes and e-sourcing platform.
  • To take responsibility for current and future budgets for own category areas and provide updates on category performance.
  • To ensure great supplier performance and relationship development through commercial relationships.
  • Great Judgement

The person will have:

  • Clear rationale to decision making and a reasoned approach in recommending strategic action and when to escalate
  • Confident and collaborative approach in building good working relationships, willing to listen to and involve others
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise effectively between tasks
  • Good interpersonal skills and good team player, supporting within own and wider team
  • Recognises the importance of good working relationships to make sound business decisions
  • Perseverance in the face of challenge
  • Delivers to time and quality on all projects/areas of responsibilities
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and drives them forward
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Preferrably experience managing raw materials and/or within the food industry
  • Evidence of sucessful stakeholder management and cross functional working