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Category Buyer, Ingredients, Leicestershire

Attractive basic Plus £6K Car Allowance & Bonus


REF: HLJ45892

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Get in touch today if you are looking for your next Category Procurement role within an FMCG environment. Read on to find out more…

My client is a hugely successful, multi-site food manufacturing business. They are now looking for an experienced Category Buyer to work within their central procurement function. Reporting into the Head of Category and looking after a number of ingredient categories you will work in partnership with key stakeholders, factories, suppliers, and customers to accelerate financial delivery, protect the business from risk, and transform supplier-led innovation. You’ll have an in depth understanding of all factory needs working hand-in-hand with the Business Procurement Managers/Controllers. You’ll also be responsible for setting the Category Strategy based on a full understanding of the business’s needs. Acting as a collaborative partner to the business to respond to and resolve escalations will be a key part of this role.

To apply you will ideally be a graduate with several years’ experience within the Procurement function of a food manufacturing environment and have your CIPS qualification. Experience of buying commodity-based ingredients, produce, dairy, or proteins would be highly advantageous.

You will be able to build positive relationships with different stakeholders and have the ability to work with minimal supervisor and direction and demonstrate high levels of initiative.

Perseverance on the face of challenge and the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload to meet demand from multiple stakeholders will come second nature to you.

This role offers you the opportunity to work for a leading multi-site business in a hugely challenging yet rewarding environment. There is genuine scope for progression within the business and real opportunities to accelerate your career.

Get in touch today for further information, my client requires someone to start asap

REF. HLJ45892

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