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Category Buyer - Food


Description: I am working with a large and successful Food manufacturer who are based in South Lincolnshire and very accessible to many local towns and villages in: Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire.

Through an internal restructure, I am now tasked with finding an experienced Category Buyer who can manage all procurement resources so that supply costs and exposure across the business are minimised; whilst supplier performance is maximised of course!

Do you have the desire and determination to achieve success?

If so then this is a great opportunity for an experienced Strategic / Category Buyer to come in with bags of ambition and drive, which through hard work and results could realistically catapult yourself into a more senior position within 2 years!

Key accountabilities will include:

* Category Management - Lead and support contracts and supply agreements within business units
* Forecasting - Covering price movements for your allocated categories, provide accurate forecasts in line with timescales of the business
* Knowledge - Under the requirements of various internal and external customers and become an expert on markets and raw materials
* People - Develop relationships so you can work effectively with internal stakeholders, encourage them to utilise your category knowledge and expertise
* Risk Management - Have a structured approach to risk identifying potential supplier issues and take appropriate action where necessary
* Supplier Management - Manage relationships with Category Suppliers by measuring their performance and addressing potential areas for improvement. This all helps to ensure that business needs are met
* Technical - Have an appreciation of food risks and risk alerts and work closely with the technical department and coordinate and manage situations with suppliers

You will need a strong understanding of direct and indirect procurement within a relevant FMCG environment, be commercially astute, dynamic in your work, customer focused and have bags of energy.

Through my experience; this would suit an experienced Category Buyer that comes from an own label manufacturer or 3rd party manufacturing background, although I am not averse to a Branded FMCG / Food background either…………

There is flexibility on the basic salary up to £40,000 DOE + Bonus + pension + 25 days holiday + bank holidays + private medical. As you grow within the business, your benefits grow too.

What more could you seek from an employer than a great salary and benefits package, support and career progression all rolled into one!

For more information and to apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering email to explain why you feel you should be considered for this post.

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Type: Permanent

Location: Cambridgeshire

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