Food Ingredient Buyer
£18,000 - £23,000
Full time - Permanent Position
I am recruiting for an importer of food products and ingredients to food manufacturers and food service companies across Europe.
They currently supply around 2000 products sourced from all over the world.
They are seeking an experienced buyer to lead the procurement activities of the business.
This is an ideal role for someone who is working in procurement in the food industry and looking to take the next step in their career. The role is full time, based in offices near Evesham, Worcestershire. It offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, pension, holiday and bonus.
Duties and responsibilities
Meet with key suppliers to understand capabilities and build relationships
Negotiate pricing with suppliers to enable margin improvement across the business
Monitor the enquiries log and source required pricing from suppliers in a timely basis (cost pricing supplied on 90% of enquiries within 2 days of enquiry receipt)
Support technical with gathering the required documentation from potential and existing suppliers to comply with the company's quality management system
Work in conjunction with the technical team to monitor supplier performance take any corrective actions agreed with the technical department and the Managing Director
Identify alternative cost-effective sources of supply for the business that meet the company's technical criteria
Monitor trends in customer enquiries to identify gaps in product range and areas where the business is uncompetitive and identify new suitable suppliers
Coordinate with Customer Service Advisors to gather feedback on pricing and samples supplied
Maintain the supplier database to allow easy identification of approved suppliers by product category
Develop and maintain standard price lists with suppliers where feasible to streamline the process of quotations
Work with Technical and Finance departments on new supplier setup
Ensure any price amendments from suppliers are captured and communicated to the Customer Service Advisors so customers can be informed on a timely basis of price changes
Capture product data sheets and marketing materials from suppliers helpful to promoting new and existing products. Ensure these materials are shared with the sales team
Arrange samples for customers
Requirements for potential candidates:
Minimum 3-5 years' experience in procurement roles within the food industry
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energetic and motivated to work as part of a busy team
A positive "can-do" attitude and be keen to take on responsibility
You have confidence in your capability but also a willingness to learn and take on new challenges
If you would like more information please apply, or contact Kevin on 01159 416323
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