Buyer / Purchasing

Posted a week ago by Tate

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£31,000 - £35,000/annum
A week ago

I am working with a National Manufacture in the Manchester area, Due to organic growth this Food/FMCG company, are looking to strengthen the small and friendly team of 5 in the purchasing team with an further member of the buying team.

Within thus position you will be working closely with, operations, supply chain and technical as well as developing and maintaining strong supplier relationships.

As a buyer, you will be responsible for effectively managing the buying activities for your purchasing categories in an effective and profitable way for the business. Typical responsibilities.

Negotiated prices are consistent, competitive and at the best possible terms

Strong understanding of commodities, identifying trends, striving to reduce risk and maximise commercial performance.

Negotiate contracts, SLA's and Terms & Conditions of Purchase.

Drive service, quality and price improvements from existing and new sources of supply

Work closely with NPD and Commercial to source new suppliers and products as required to meet business and customer requirements.

Achieve year on year cost savings consistent with the Purchasing budget.

End to end management of the on boarding of new suppliers and products as required

Develop and maintain relationships with new & existing suppliers to ensure competitive, reliable and sustainable sources of supply

Suggesting improvements and ways to drive profit growth and sales through collaboration with Commercial and NPD.

Work closely with supply chain to resolve supply issues/pricing queries, as required, ensuring continuity of product supply

If you have RETAIL or FOOD experience this would be great as this client has the products in ALL major supermarkets in the UK and sells the products all over the world.

I'm looking for someone from a Manufacturing, RETAIL, FOOD, FMCG background, ideally you would of had dealings with Supermarkets. If you have 3-4 plus years experience in Purchasing either with CIPS or not then please do call Ed Robinson on (phone number removed) or email Ed.robinson AT tate . co . uk my Linkedin profile is: (url removed)/in/ed-robinson-b(phone number removed)

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