Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Buyer, South Lincolnshire

Location: East Midlands

County / State: South Lincolnshire

Job type: Permanent

Category: Purchasing

Reference: HLJ15255

Consultant: Hannah Jackson

Start date: Asap

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum plus Healthcare, Pension and Bonus


An excellent development opportunity for a leading food manufacturer.

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join part of a leading food manufacturing business as a Buyer, working on exciting products readily available in all the major retailers.

My client is a leading chilled food manufacturing business. With a long heritage and a strong track record of success it has an enviable reputation of high quality products using "state of the art" technology, in an environment that is innovative and ever-changing.

The business is now looking for a Buyer to join its busy procurement team. You will be involved in both ingredients and packaging procurement and a key part of this role is building strong relationships with suppliers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide full negotiation services around all packaging and ingredients spend
  • Souring new and managing existing suppliers
  • Benchmarking exercises to ensure competitiveness in the market

Essential qualities are:

  • Good attention to detail and a meticulous approach
  • Excellent professional manner who we can trust to liaise with and visit suppliers
  • Good influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use Excel to a very high level, including creation and use of macros

Candidates will need to have previous purchasing experience, ideally within the food manufacturing industry. Excellent negotiation and presentation skills are essential as is the ability to work well as part of a team.

This is a great opportunity to join this business as a Buyer and progress your career in procurement. In return you will receive an attractive salary, private healthcare, annual bonus and excellent benefits, including discounts with major retailers.

To apply please send me your details today.

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REF. HLJ15255 By Focus Management

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