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    £30000 - £35000 per annum

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    Patricia Tugas

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

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Pod Talent are excited to be partnered up with one of the UK's leading sustainable food brands with $1.3 billion turnover and they are looking for a Junior Buyer professional to join their team in Central London.

In this role you will be responsible for developing sourcing strategies to achieve costs targets, building and optimising supplier relationships as well as negotiating supplier agreements.

This is a great opportunity to join a very fast-growing SME company with $200 million revenue and with 40% annual growth each year and they are aiming to progress and develop the successful candidate in the next 12-24 months into a more senior position.

About the role:

As a Junior Buyer you will…

  • Identify, source and onboard new raw material suppliers when the business requires

  • Establish strong relationship with new and existing suppliers as well as liaising with the team in China

  • Negotiate effectively and efficiently in order to contribute into the overall business growth goals and objectives

  • Be accountable for the order processing and order management

  • In charge of producing and updating KPI reports for annual supplier reviews, monthly board meetings and supplier tender exercises

About you:

  • 1-2 years experience in Buying/Purchasing/Procurement

  • Negotiation skills and sourcing skills

  • Food background ideally with ingredients experience

  • Great analytical skills (Excel + ERP system)

  • Ambitious, self starter and able to prioritise workload

  • Great communication skills both written and verbal

If you would like to hear more contact me at or apply to this ad.

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.