Buyer - Food

Exsurgo ltd
£35k - 45k per year
01 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Buying and Merchandising division of Exsurgo is recruiting a Buyer for a global organisation specialising in FMCG/Retail/Foodservice.

This is a very fast-paced and values driven company, achieving impressive growth making a difference through their attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts multiple product reviews/tenders as necessary to deliver cost savings on behalf of the client for food/beverage/consumables products
  • Request and collate customer input from in country/market teams to create project charter document prior to launching reviews
  • Communicate clearly with customer stakeholders on progress of product reviews/tenders as part of the procurement process
  • Deliver Pricing agreements/Business awards to client supply chain teams accurately and to project timelines
  • Work closely with the sourcing analysts to create spend analysis and category overviews to share with the customer
  • Analyse data sets prepared by analysts to create forward looking project planning pipeline 1-3 years ahead
  • Support other procurement buyers in different spend categories as required
  • Management of key internal stakeholders to ensure that business requirements are met and short-term issues resolved
  • Conducts buying reviews in e-sourcing tool, including NDA, BA and BRA document management.
  • Participates in overall procurement strategy planning and execution.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven food/beverage/consumables procurement experience within FMCG/Retail/Foodservice environment
  • Strong knowledge of category management and its performance measurements, processes, and contracts
  • Solid negotiation and supplier management skills.
  • Solid contract management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products with strong Excel capabilities

If you have the relelvant skill set then please do apply!

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