Assistant Buyer - NPD

23 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
At Huel, we have an excellent reputation for delivering innovative food products of the highest standards to customers around the globe. You'll be an integral part of this product innovation, working directly within the NPD team to source new materials for these products.

As an Assistant Buyer, you'll make sure we're sourcing from reliable and ethical suppliers who share and uphold our core values, and at competitive prices.

The procurement team that you'll join had a headcount of just 3 early last year - it will be soon approaching double figures. This growth, as well as keeping things exciting, offers opportunities for you to progress.

You'll be given the support you need to keep developing. Our culture allows you to get stuck in from day one and take on lots of responsibility by working directly with suppliers.

This role will be a mixture of remote work and office-based work at our HQ in Tring (45mins from Euston).

What you will be doing

Working closely with our New Product Development (NPD) team to source new materials for our growing range of products
Ensuring all new suppliers meet Huel's high ethical and sustainability standards
Negotiating the best costs for the materials in your portfolio
Ensuring our suppliers are suitably robust and can keep up with Huel's demand; implementing risk mitigation plans where required.
Managing our suppliers to get the level of service required, protecting availability for our customers
Working closely with the Demand Team to ensure we have appropriate material availability, and helping to resolve supply issues as required

What we are looking for

Able to spot commercial opportunities that are in line with our brand values and ethos
A passion for food
Able to work quickly and efficiently to keep up with Huel's pace
An excellent communicator. Working with all of our suppliers and internal teams you'll need to be able to communicate well
Enthusiasm and a strong work ethic are essential
Flexibility will be key, everyone wears a lot of hats, and requirements change all the time
Ability to deal with ambiguity, take responsibility, and get the job done
Experience in the food supply chain is preferred but not essential
Excel skills required

What we can offer you

We work hard at Huel and we like to reward our team for it, so alongside free Huel to keep you going, you can expect;

A genuinely competitive salary
Remote work available 2x a week
Flexible start and finish times with options to suit your day and your routine
'Huel Learn' - our commitment to bettering your career
Private healthcare and pension schemes, for your own peace of mind
Like going to the gym? No problem, we have a free on-site gym and we will give you your own nutrition plan to help achieve those goals
Quarterly events to celebrate success, and even the opportunity to bring your dog into the office too! Did we mention we love animals?

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