Global Food Buyer

Recruiter
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
London
Salary
45000.0000
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
14 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This role would be to help design, drive and implement the global sourcing strategy behind a number of key food commodities for the global business, whilst negotiating the best deals for the business and developing key relationships.

Thhis opportunity is to be a vital part of the food & beverage buying across the world, for a business that is a leading in their field of hospitality, facilities & catering.

Client Details

Our client is one of the UK & world leading facilities management and catering businesses. They have catered for a range of events, from the worldwide sporting events to global corporate functions. Governement offices to Music festivals. Only using the finest and most sustainable products, their food and beverages are to the industries highest standard and ensure that all customer service is always the highest quality.

Description

You will be responsible for:

  • Strategic sourcing of a range food goods (protein, dairy, branded goods....)
  • Creating comprehensive network of competitive suppliers supporting development of the company

  • Managing all major and minor contract negotiations

  • Supporting local sourcing activities, where required across the globe

  • Driving 'procurement best practice' across all categories managed by yourself.

  • Ensuring contracts are completed for all relevant agreements and have been agreed with the relevant business owner.

  • Providing forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.

  • Identifying new products and services that may impact on sourcing execution

Profile

Ideal Profile

  • A minimum of 3 years experience within FMCG, Food Services or Retail businesses
  • Experience sourcing ingredients or buying food goods from major brands.

  • International Experience

  • Exceptional Stakeholder management skills

  • Strong Analytics understanding

  • Articulate when speaking and writing

  • Degree Educated

  • CIPS Qualified

  • Languages: French, German or Spanish

Job Offer

£45,000 to £55,000 (based on level of experience) plus package & bonuses