Buyer / Leominster, Herefordshire / £30,000 to £35,000 pa
Do you want to work for a highly reputable organisation that are passionate about their premium product? Do you have an analytical approach to work and excellent negotiating skills? Have you gained 5 or more years experience working within a Buying, Purchasing or Procurement role for a Food Manufacturer?
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to join our market leading, innovative client at a time of exciting growth. The main purpose of the Buyer's role is to support the Purchasing Manager in developing and delivering profit improvements whilst building strong and effective working partnerships.
To join this growing procurement team, you will be a career minded professional with drive and enthusiasm. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you will be working closely with the Innovation and Marketing teams to source new flavours, packaging and products to support the innovation pipeline, leading quarterly cross functional supplier review meetings, negotiating supply contracts and SLA's for indirect production and supply chain spend, analysing sales volumes and understanding trends in demand to identify sourcing opportunities, managing, monitoring and reporting on purchasing budget, participating in weekly COGS meetings and reviewing and challenging current operational purchasing processes.
With at least 5 years proven purchasing/procurement experience ideally gained within a food manufacturing or FMCG environment; an excellent relationship builder and skilled negotiator, you will be commercially astute with good analytical skills and excellent statistical ability. Highly organised, you will have a good understanding of the principles involved in planning and procurement.
In return, the Buyer will receive a basic salary of up to £35,000, free parking and 25 days holiday per annum plus statutory, there is also a significant discount offered on the premium product!
For more information or to apply, please call Bonnie Evans on 01432 261444 / 07771 733234 or email a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.