Buyer - Dairy

Posted 24/05/2024 by The Recruitment Group

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TW14, Bedfont, Greater London
£40,000 - £55,000/annum

Responsibilities: Category Management Develop and execute procurement category strategies for the core category using the 5-step strategic sourcing process delivering value across Quality, Service, Risk, Innovation and Cost with a spend responsibility of c€70million. 

Manage the annual budget and monthly forecasting to identify Total Price Variance (TPV) through category insight for monthly market and price movements with value-adding commentary to inform the business of qany material changes to procurement and project plans. Value Creation Sourcing from European and Global markets as appropriate for current and NPD products and provide market knowledge and insight for responsible categories and countries. 

Identify and challenge addressable spend to generate best value to the business e.g. implementing cost models with key suppliers where strategically relevant. Use market and product expertise to generate value engineering and productivity plans to take cost down or cost out from the category. Spend Authorisation Commit to purchasing contract up to €1million and obtain approval for contract commitment above €1million in line with the company Delegation of Authority process. 

Makes tender award decision aligned with procurement operating priniciples and ensuring communication strategy is clear and delivered to appropriate stakeholders. Negotiate with suppliers to get the best cost for the contracted spend as well as agreeing new supplier terms and conditions in line with Group Procurement Policy. Supplier Management Idenitifes and selects new suppliers aligned with the agreed sourcing strategy. Manages the interaction with existing suppliers to ensure all aspects of Safety, Assurance, Quality, Service, Cost and Innovation are adhered to by the suppliers. Stakeholder Management Build relationships (own and manage) with key business stakeholders to build consensus and alignment. Ensure constant supplier to Manufacturing Units working in partnership with raw materials planner in local sites. 

• 4+ years working as a buyer with experience in FMCG food and drink industy in a global or pan-European role. 
• Ideally degree qualified or equivalent. 
• CIPS qualified or working towards CIPS qualification

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Buyer - Dairy - TW14 8HA
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