13 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a new and exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join their Operations Department. This role will provide support to the Purchasing Manager within the Operations Department located in Corby.

The Role

? Manage daily activities relating to stock management and requests by the planning team.

? Place purchase orders for ingredients, packaging and purchased finished goods.

? Use the IFS ERP system to action outputs as part of S&OP procedure procedures.

? Maintain a knowledge of commodity markets, and report variances / availability.

? Act as cover for the Purchasing Manager.

? Working closely with functional teams, planning, warehouse manufacturing, and technical.

? Develop relationships with suppliers and monitor performance.

? Minimal travel in the UK to suppliers / trade shows.

? Manage recipe changes, minimising write offs / highlight slow moving lines / short dated stock.

? Supporting the Innovations team by sourcing new materials / suppliers.

The Candidate

? Educated to a general GCSE standard as a minimum ('C' and above in Mathematics and English are essential)

? Purchasing qualification / studying membership would be desirable

Specific Experience:


? Experience of purchasing, stock control and monitoring stock levels

? Experience using computerised MRP systems relating to stock control and purchasing

? Experience of working within a team

? Worked in a food manufacturing environment


? Ability to analysis data and interpret the numerical findings

? Confident communication skills to communicate internally with planning, production and warehousing and externally with suppliers, clarifying product availability

? Advanced level of IT skills, including Microsoft, and MRP systems.

? Good organisation skills able to plan daily routines accordingly

Our client is an employee owned company, all employees are stakeholders and enjoy the following benefits:

?? Discretionary Profit Share Scheme

?? Westfield Health Scheme - e.g. costs for routine dental, optical, therapy treatments, chiropody, consultations, counselling, MRI scans

?? Contributary Company pension -

?? Wellbeing for all employees - free fruit, tea, coffee

?? Birthday cards and a Love2Shop Card

?? Long Service Awards

?? Summer Fun Day at Wicksteed Park, Kettering

?? 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

?? Excellent company funded training and development opportunities

?? Hours of work Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

The closing date for this position is Friday 28th June. Please apply today for immediate consideration

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