Food Buyer Restaurants
This opportunity that will manage spend on a number of different food categories for one of the leading highstreets restaurant businesses. This is an important position within the business and will have long term opportunities to develop a career within the food services sector
My client has a presence all around the country and is one of the most established brands in the UK, with over 400 outlets. Their fantastic take on good quality food, in a great atmosphere, has enabled them to seize the market and be one of the biggest players competing in the casual fast dining space. Based in a central London location.
Categories could include: Meat, Produce, Ambient, Deserts, Drinks & Impulse.
Addressing all daily supply chain issues as they arise
Make significant savings whilst keeping high quality goods being purchased
Providing sourcing and purchasing activities as requested for restaurants.
Preparing bid packages and evaluating vendor quotes and services.
Supplier Relationship Management
Managing new supplier requests and offering suggestions on most desirable suppliers.
Develop supplier relationships and monitor supplier performances
Working with suppliers and distribution centres to quickly address and prevent food quality issues
Manage supply chain and risk across all packaging categories reviewed
The ideal candidate will:
- A good purchasing experience within food services, restaurants or food retailers.
Experience working with FMCG / Food Services / Restaurant Retail
Passionate about food
Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
Ability to negotiate on major contracts and have amazing working relationships with suppliers
Have the ability to execute projects independently and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Adaptability - Able to adapt dependent on what is presented in front of them, changes in environment or needs of key stakeholders
Client / Consumer Focus - Able to provide excellent customer service that builds lasting business relationships.
Organised - Is able to priorities when demands of the individual is high and time is crucial.
Passion - Looks to replicate success, learn from mistakes and develop the ideas, innovation and practices that will help us improve and lead our market.
Strong Analytical skills
Team work - Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally with colleagues from different disciplines and backgrounds
up to £45,000 + car allowance + bonuses