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Ingredients Buyer

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  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ross Harrison

  • Contact email:

    ross.harrison@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    13790/001_1592915670

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-07-23

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Pod Talent are looking for an ambitious food buyer to join a fantastic food company who manufacture a number of well-known food brands here in the UK. Strong knowledge of the European fresh produce supplier base is key and candidates on the upward curve in their career will have a great opportunity to take ownership over their category, work autonomously and deliver results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and develop the sourcing strategy for Fresh Produce

  • Develop a deep understanding of who the customers are and what the core product offering is so you can develop and source ingredients that 'fit the brief'

  • Be able to negotiate agreements that deliver competitive advantage but don't compromise quality

  • Work closely with the Food and Product teams to understand their requirements, and deliver effective sourcing solutions to deliver on the brief

Requirements

  • Be a fresh food fanatic- experience in Fresh produce is key

  • Understand the complexities of start-ups or SMEs and have experience in Food FMCG or Retail

  • Degree educated, CIPS advantageous, high level of commercial acumen and excellent analytical skills

  • Be able to communicate effectively with various internal stakeholders- there's no hiding in this business!

  • Be creative in your approach, able to find solutions to the challenges the unique business model presents

We are looking to move quickly with this process so do not delay with you application to find out more about the role.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.