Food Buyer

04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Food Buyer - Southampton - £30,000 - £35,000 - Permanent

Excipion's client is currently looking to recruit an experienced Food Buyer to work within their Purchasing department in Southampton. Working as part of a team, you will be focused on the daily purchasing activities for the Food commodity, this will include Fresh Produce, Dry Goods, Meat, Fish and Poultry.

The Buyer will be responsible for ensuring process compliance and delivering maximum value from third party spends from assigned categories under its responsibility; participating in the deployment and implementation of Procurement productivity initiatives at country level.

Managing an annual spend of £10m the Buyer will need to ensures best price is negotiated and obtained for major purchases; specifically prepares requests for quotations, and negotiates, selects and identifies the most appropriate suppliers (price, quality, conditions) in collaboration with requesting department; negotiates contracts with legal department, and oversees the administrative flow of the purchasing process ensuring compliance of the full process.

The successful candidate will have experience within Food FMCG Procurement, especially within Fresh Produce, Dry Goods, Meat, Fish and Poultry. You will also have strong negotiation skills and have the ability to collaborate globally and cross-divisional and execute locally. Strong interpersonal skills, effective time management and organization skills are paramount as is a proactive approach to purchasing assigned categories.

This position is likely to suit a Buyer or Senior Buyer or Indirect Buyer or Lead Buyer or Category Manager or Procurement Manager or Category Specialist.

For more information please contact Ben Vokes at or .