Site Buyer, Preston, FMCG Products
Location: North West
County / State: Lancashire
Job type: Permanent
Consultant: Hannah Jackson
Start date: Asap
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 GBP per annum plus (DOE) plus benefits
A new Buying role within a leading international FMCG business.
My client is a leading international FMCG business, supplying into all of the major retailers. Over the last few years it has experienced real growth and it is now looking to recruit a Site Buyer. This is a new role within the business, so a great opportunity for a Site Buyer with a couple of years previous buying experience to step up to the next level.
As a Site Buyer you will work closely with procurement colleagues overseas and be directly responsible for all of the packaging and raw ingredients required for this growing manufacturing site. Reporting directly into the Managing Director you will also have a dotted line into Europe, so a great opportunity to get European exposure.
Key responsibilities include:
- Manage all direct materials that come into site
- Source new suppliers as well as manage existing supplier relationships
- Be the purchasing representative for all NPD initiatives
- Consolidate the supply base
- Negotiate with new and existing suppliers
- Keep up to date with industry trends and monitor commodity prices
- Develop strong internal relationships
Candidates will have previous buying experience within a manufacturing environment. Experience of working in a fast-paced environment is essential, so ideally you'll be working in a food manufacturing or an FMCG environment.
A track record of buying ingredients, packaging or raw materials is essential along with excellent relationship and communication skills. Candidates will be of graduate calibre with real drive to progress within this fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
In return you will work for a fantastic, growing business manufacturing great products. It's fast-paced but you'll be rewarded well and will be joining a loyal workforce which is testament to its great culture.
To apply send your details through to me today.
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