Buyer - Indirects

Jacksons Bakery
East Riding of Yorkshire
06 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Buyer – Indirects, Hull

Are you ready for the next opportunity in your procurement career?

We’re looking for an ambitious self-starter with a proven track record of delivering results to join our brilliant business in this brand-new and integral role.

Reporting to our Procurement Controller, you will manage a range of indirect categories with responsibility for deploying strategies that unlock value in the supply chain, ensuring the best commercial terms and conditions are agreed via robust relationships with suppliers.

What’s involved?

* Manage category spend utilising a staged sourcing process aligned with the business strategy.

* Ensure robust category strategies are developed for the relevant spend areas and are all in line with our ethical procurement and sustainable sourcing policy.

* Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with key stakeholders, supporting their understanding of the category strategies to ensure business needs are reinforced.

* Visit suppliers and industry conferences when required to build category knowledge and effective customer relationships that support our ambition of being the supplier of choice.

* Support cost optimisation projects and continually push our contractual terms and compliance across the supply base.

* Identify potential supply issues and take appropriate action to avoid their occurrence, ensuring financial due diligence.

* Support other the procurement categories as and when required.

About You

You will have excellent knowledge of commodity markets and have strong negotiation skills, supported by a pragmatic approach to problem solving.

You will be able to establish and build credible relationships both internally and externally, an effective communicator at all levels who demonstrates maturity and gravitas.

Working to tight deadlines is something you manage at ease and you’ll always be prepared to go that ‘extra mile’ in order to achieve results.

You’ll be educated to degree level and be CIPS Level 4 qualified, ideally having attained MCIPS.

Why Jacksons?

Jacksons is part of William Jackson Food Group, a sixth generation family business founded by William Jackson when he opened his first shop in Hull in September 1851. Today we have a portfolio of five food businesses in distinct, yet complimentary market areas, employing over 2,000 people. We also have a pub!

We have occupied the current site in Hull since 1907 and we now have 3 bread plants in our main bakery. We recently developed a second bakery, also at our site in Hull, which specialises in premium quality roll, wrap and ciabatta production.

We specialise in the supply of bread and other carriers to the sandwich manufacturers, foodservice and export channels, and in 2012 we launched our consumer facing brand “Jackson’s Yorkshire’s Champion”.

Our brand-new site in Northamptonshire is one of the largest investments our Group has ever made, and this will allow us to realise our ambition of being the best at what we do.

2018 is an exciting time to join us!

Please note we reserve the right to close this recruitment campaign before the advertised closing date. As such, we advise you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment

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