West End, London
£30000 - £45000 per annum + plus benefits
8 months ago
Buyer - Food or Retail
Our client a Major Catering and Service Organisation, are currently seeking individuals to join the team who have experience of purchasing of Food, Beverages or Retail products to join their dynamic team. Excellent opportunity for growth and development in the business along with excellent training and development given.
To be responsible for managing key product categories across Food & Beverages
Focus on cost improvements and sustainable commercial terms with selected supply partners which meet brand and operational requirements.
Work closeley with Supply Chain team to assist in the management of logistics, shelf life, storage and minimum production runs to ensure product is sourced at best cost, without reducing quality
Work closely with Marketing/NPD, Operations, Finance and Commercial team to ensure effective implementation and communication of activities and seamless transition of any new activities.
Negotiate new and improved commercial terms with suppliers / distributors / manufacturers and / or importers.
Take responsiblity for a spend of up to £15 million across meat, fish, dairy, fresh, frozen, ambient or retail products
Ideally 2-3 years plus experience in the purchasing of Food & Beverages or Retail
Ideal experience gained from a food retailer / caterer, food service industry would be preferred
Ability to liaise strongly with stakeholders
Experience of managing and working closely with suppliers to ensure product devlivery and efficiency