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Category Buyer - Food

Posted 1 February by SF Group Ended

The Procurement Division of SF Group are currently recruiting for an experienced Food Category Buyer for our client based in Northamptonshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing business, with plans to grow further in 2018.

As the Category Buyer - Food you will be responsible for the procurement of chemicals and ingredients across all of the 7 UK sites. You will also be responsible for:

  • Developing the category with category management techniques and procurement strategies
  • Ensuring continuous improvement across the category
  • Working with Purchasing Assistants to place purchase orders in line with requirements, ensuring on time and in full
  • Reviewing supplier data base and developing new suppliers across the category
  • Negotiating to identify cost saving opportunities
  • Supporting with global tenders and approval of new suppliers and materials
  • Working with closely with internal stakeholders, sales and NPD to provide market insights and identify and future opportunities for the business

The successful candidate must have previous experience (minimum of 3 years) within Food Procurement at a Buyer level. You will also have the follows skills and attributes:

  • Excellent organisational skills and category management techniques
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • CIPS or part qualified CIPS (desirable)
  • Tenacious character

Working hours are Monday- Friday (37.5 hours per week)

In return for the above the employer is looking to offer between £35,000 - £40,000 per annum.

If this sounds like you then please call Alice Wright on for more information, or apply below.

Reference: 34370222

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