Food & Beverages Buyer - South East

London, London
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Buyer - Food & Beverage
Location: South East
Salary: £30k - £35k + Great Benefits
Job type: Full time

Our company client is a national family owned Food Retailer who are currently seeking to recruit a driven and tenacious Food & Beverages Buyer for a newly acquired area of business based in the South East. The successful applicant will ensure the analysis of current inefficiencies in the area and the strategic implementation of new sourcing methods and processes. This is a brand new role, sitting within the current procurement function and reporting into the Purchasing Director, though the post holder will have full autonomy over the business area and its development moving forward. This is an excellent opportunity for career development.

Major duties for this position will include the following:

* Analyse, re-focus and restructure current processes in order to implement a new purchasing strategy for the business
* Reduce total number of SKUs, identify and deliver cost savings in procurement of Food and Beverages
* Relationship management of existing suppliers and development of new suppliers

Competencies and experience required:

* Passion for food
* Experience in developing and building relationships with suppliers
* Confident, with strong influencing skills
* Customer focused - experience of working collaboratively with key suppliers
* Strong team player
* Highly organised and a can do attitude
* Self-starter, good at taking initiative

Company Benefits will cover:

£30k - £35k + Great benefits (including discounts and discretionary site bonus)
Exposure across well-known brands
A chance to establish and develop a new area of business

Keywords: Purchasing, Buyer, Procurement, Food, Beverage, Supply Chain

If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please don't hesitate to send your CV and APPLY NOW.