Senior Sourcing Buyer

Chester, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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We have a great opportunity for a Senior Strategic Sourcing Buyer to join the NHS Supply Chain Food Sourcing team reporting into the Strategic Sourcing Lead. The role is integral to the future development of our capability, and therefore critical to our success.

Foodbuy were awarded the contract to procure food for the NHS in 2018, we now have a dedicated team in place to focus on public sector procurement and delivering the requirements and ultimately, savings for the NHS.
Job Description
  • Competitive basic salary
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:

As Senior Buyer in the Strategic Sourcing team you will take full accountability of the team's Sourcing Strategies and Procurements, you will manage the Procurement Project Plan ensuring all projects are kept up to date, you will revise the buyer's tender documentation before final approval from the Sourcing Lead. You will conduct industry analysis to support business stakeholders with commercial understanding of the market place & provide proactive insight to long term potential sourcing strategies.
Who you are:

We are looking for an experience procurement specialist to join our team and improve tendors as well as ways of working. Someone who is used to checking documentation and making sure it meets Buyer regulatory bodies.

You will have previously written strategy and tendors. We're looking for someone that really understands procurement and can engage with stakeholders at all levels as well as having come from a public sector procurement background.

We reward competitively and are proud of what we do, join the team today and apply below!
Who we are:

Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK. With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it. We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.

Proudly part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, who are our parent company and largest client, we purchase directly from manufacturers and growers and our suppliers range from the most recognised brands in the industry to regional and local providers. With a team of 200 procurement professionals driving us forward, our combination of unrivalled scale and outstanding data analysis sets us apart in our markets.

For further information about Foodbuy, please visit

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.
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