Food Buyer

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
London (Central)
14 Apr 2018
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing catering businesses in the UK.

This role would involve buying a range of ingredients foods, whilst negotiating the best deals or the business and keeping quality high.

Client Details

Our client is one of the biggest and best UK and global catering businesses supplying into commercial, professional, financial service companies as well as health care and education. They use the finest and most sustainable products, their food and beverages are to the industries highest standard and ensure that all customer service is always quality.


  • Responsible for effective procurement of confectionery, snacks, sandwiches

  • Deliver cost saving against your individual categories.
  • Work closely with customers to delivery key objectives

  • Develop supplier relationships and monitor supplier performances

  • Manage supply chain and risk across individual categories

  • Responds to sourcing briefs and negotiate best cost for new developments and requests.

  • Investigates and scopes new suppliers and create business case to on-board.


Skill set:

  • Strong negotiator and the ability to communicate at all levels

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • High level of numeracy and an analytical approach

  • Able to adapt dependent on what is presented in front of them, changes in environment or needs of key stakeholders

  • Ability to provide strategic leadership to the function as well as contributing at the operational level.

  • 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.

  • Relationship focused - Is able build key relationships with internal and external stakeholders, therefore getting the best result from each scenario


  • Proven track record in supplier negotiations with well known big brands.

  • Experience with FMCG / Food Services / Restaurant Retail

  • Educated to Degree Level. CIPS qualified a bonus.

Job Offer

The chance to build and improve your Procurement career within a blue chip business, that offers a competitive salary and a clear progression path.

As well as this the company offer a multiple of additional benefits including;

  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Health care
  • Holidays (23 days)
  • Annual bonus dependent on KPI's.

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