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  • Location:

    Woking

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Shiva Davoodi

  • Contact email:

    shiva@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    14557/001_1642074691

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-12

FOOD BUYER - POULTRY - GLOBAL FOOD BRAND - SURREY/ HYBRID - £40,000 - £50,000 + PACKAGE + ACCELERATED PROGRESSION

I've partnered with one of the worlds biggest and most recognisable food brands as they begin their transformation into a best-in-class procurement function. Renowned for their highly collaborative working environment, this business is built on excellence and focused on delivering a brilliant customer experience.

Their procurement function is currently growing due to their continued success across multiple categories including poultry, general food, consumables, packaging and indirects. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their experience designing and implementing category strategies or managing suppliers and forging long term strategic relationships.

Since opening their first store in 1952, the company has gone from strength to strength and created a globally recognised brand that everyone can enjoy. In 2018, the company opened their 48,000th restaurant and plan on continuing that growth by opening 150 new stores per annum across their European regions.

The Poultry Procurement Buyer will be responsible for:

  • Leading the end-to-end procurement process across the largest single category within the team.

  • Management and execution of specific procurement activities in coordination with the category manager and category leader.

  • Conducting the data analysis and necessary market research contributing to the creation of the category strategy.

  • Implementing and executing sourcing activities by engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources and creating the necessary spend visibility to conduct relevant analysis and shape the sourcing approach.

The Poultry Procurement Buyer will have:

  • In depth knowledge of food procurement, exposure to poultry is beneficial but not essential

  • Strong stakeholder management and supplier relationship management skills

  • Passion for the food industry

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the worlds biggest fast food brand to create new strategies within poultry procurement and lead on strategic projects focusing on sustainability. For more information, or to apply please reach out to shiva@pod-talent.com

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