Senior Buyer

Posted 4 days ago by Kandhu Recruitment Ltd

Southall, London
£40,000 - £50,000/annum

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer, looking to take their next career step, to join this first class food manufacturer based in Southall.


  • Job Security - Excellent business that offers career stability and opportunity.
  • Excellent salary - £40,000 - £50,000
  • Major retailer exposure

OUR CLIENT is a fast moving business focus on manufacturing high risk chilled food products to the Food Service and Multiple Retailer businesses throughout the UK.

THE SENIOR BUYER will be responsible for all aspects of the purchasing function including:

  • Sole responsibility for strategic management of a designated group of key suppliers
  • Manage supply base and work with colleagues to ensure the required quality, price, and service standards are met or exceeded at all times
  • Ensure that all buying activities are carried out in line with the company strategy, and in compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Negotiate contract terms (e.g. pricing, rebates, promotional support, exclusivity etc) with the designated suppliers to achieve optimum commercial benefit and ensure that the commercial interests of the business are secured and protected.
  • Initiate and lead product/category reviews to deliver continuous improvement in product range, quality and pricing

The Ideal Candidate will need to have a strong procurement background from within the food industry. Other key attributes will include:

  • Part or fully CIPS qualified.
  • Educated to degree level or above, with previous experience in a food-related role
  • Extensive experience at Buyer / Senior Buyer level, to include contract and general negotiation experience, plus a track record of strategic supplier management, preferably with an international supply base.
  • Numerate, literate, with intermediate/advanced IT skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

If this job is of interest and you would like to investigate further, apply TODAY!

"Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate's suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants."

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