Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: about 1 year ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Neil Edwards

Materials Buyer - Northamptonshire

Job Description

My client is a leading manufacturer of food products in the UK with a diverse product portfolio. Currently experience a period of sustained growth; they are now looking to recruit a Materials Buyer to join their expanding operation based in Northamptonshire.


To be considered for this role you must have extensive experience within the procurement function of a food manufacturing operation. You will be able to demonstrate strong leadership and organisational development skills, supported by a strong knowledge base of different types of material buying & sourcing on an international scale.


The Materials Buyer's responsibilities on a day to day basis your duties will include:


  • Supporting the procurement function to ensure that raw materials are purchased at the most competitive prices and are of the required quality and are expedited in accordance with production requirements.
  • Identification of innovative solutions to existing supply issues and the identification and development of cost and price savings in a proactive, structured approach.
  • Managing supplier relationships, working through cause and effect to find effective resolutions where needed.
  • Performing a variety of costing, accounting and purchasing functions - including full ownership & responsibility for PPV & standards.
  • Working cross functionally with a number of other teams including the Operations Team, Supply Chain Team and with the Packaging Development Manager

Ideal candidates must have suitable experience within a food manufacturing environment. This position would ideally suit an individual who is a procurement professional with a background in food manufacturing.





This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions 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 but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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