Location: Southall, London
Salary: Up to £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 months ago
Contract Type: Any
Industry: Logistics
Contact Name: Rahul Matharu

Senior Buyer - Food Industry - Southall

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Senior buyer who would have previous experince in a food industry. The job setting is an office based within a food production factory, If you have the passion to work within this industry and would like to have a new challenege everyday then this is the job for you.

Job Title: Senior Buyer

Reporting to Director

Salary £40,000 per annum

Purpose of the Position: To support the continued growth of our business you will ensure the effective management and flow of packaging and raw materials through the business in order to meet and exceed customer demand.


  • Scheduling and managing of Raw Materials (chilled, Frozen and ambient category), Packaging materials and ancillary items (chemicals, PPE, stationary etc.) to ensure order fulfillment.
  • Maintain the settings of codes/delisted suppliers as well as supplier questionnaires.
  • Participate in end of week/month stock audits
  • Manage the supplier process to ensure deliveries are made effectively and efficiently
  • Review and process approved requisitions orders to ensure accuracy and correct line item specifications, prepare purchase orders and send copies to vendors and to originating departments.
  • Maintain the purchasing database and management of the procurement system.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Procurement of samples for Kitchen/factory for NPD trails from the approved suppliers and collate supplier information for technical.
  • Liaise with NPD/Production and Technical department for suitability of raw material/Packaging Material and quality assessment.
  • Check inventory stocks physically or through automated systems to validate that restocking is in order.
  • Liaise with other departments to accurately plan and order the ingredients and packaging as required.
  • Determine inventory quantities are sufficient for needs and order more if warranted; interface with production department supervisors and leads to adjust ordering activity proactively to address current and future plant needs.
  • Communicate all rejections made back to the supplier and to manage the process effectively
  • Ensure that raw material and packaging specification adhere to customer policies
  • Contact vendors to ensure meeting delivery schedules and to preclude missed deliveries.
  • Liaising with warehouse at all production sites to maintain stock
  • To correspond with all production personnel in respect to goods ordered and ensure FIFO is followed
  • Ensure artwork is approved and printed in a timely manner.
  • Deputise in absence of line manager and ensure department is running smmothly





Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills

Fluency of English language

Numerical ability to record,

Interpret and analyse key process data.

Experience of managing a team in a process environment



Microsoft Skills

SAP and NX systems


Dynamic, Proactive and Analytical skills

The ability to identify and actively plan improvements.

Ability to meet set deadlines and flexible to work as per the business requirement

Effective communicator who

facilitates bottom up and top

down communication channels

Key Skills:

  • Team facilitation/coaching
  • Influencing Skills
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Good relationship building


How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to or call me on 07824016224


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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