Buying Manager, Food, West London
Location: South East and London
County / State: London
Job type: Permanent
Consultant: Hannah Jackson
Start date: Asap
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum plus Benefits
If you're a food buying expert who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment then this is a great role to develop your skills.
Our client is a market-leading added value chilled business with a great reputation for being innovative and catering to its customers’ needs with a strong ethos of food values. A talented purchasing professional is required to join the ingredients buying team based in London.
The business manufactures from its own facilities and has its own multi–channel sales opportunities. Due to the businesses entrepreneurial style significant growth means the business is in need of an additional Purchasing Category Manager to join the team.
Reporting to the Purchasing Director, responsibilities will include the procurement of all the raw materials categories bought from a broad range of suppliers. Applicants must have experience and working knowledge in sourcing food ingredients, supply base management and development, ideally within a foodservice or a retail environment. You must possess the skills to negotiate commercially at a high level and have previous materials management experience.
Our client has a New Product Development programme that is progressive and bold, you’ll be involved in implementing and delivering the product development plan, mainly through sourcing new ingredients to improve product quality and innovation of the range. You’ll focus on new ingredients and supply channels to deliver the business plan and ensure critical path deadlines are met. This role will involve a great deal of autonomy with focus on delivering margin and cash contribution targets.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a purchasing professional to develop their career with an autonomous role in a rapidly expanding business. Our client is looking to move quickly so apply now!
REF. HLJ893844 By Focus Management
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