Buyer - Ingredients

Posted 24/05/2024 by The Recruitment Group

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

Buyer - Ingredients Competitive salary, potential 25% bonus and excellent benefits package Headquartered in the UK, with revenues of €2.9 billion and operations in 22 key markets.  We are a young company, founded only eight years ago, and built around a number of iconic brands that invented the frozen category 100 years ago and continue to set the bar for great taste, nutrition, convenience and affordability. Across everything we do, we are guided by our Purpose - Serving the World with Better Food - and how we can make a positive impact on our Performance, People and the Planet. About the position Our Central Procurement Team are responsible for all direct and indirect sourcing across the organisation.

The Team strive to work with the very best suppliers in a way that’s responsible and an example of integrity, while ensuring the very best quality and service from our suppliers to foods can be best in class. The Buyer’s responsibility is to source from both European and Global markets for both current products and New Product Development (NPD) for their category to ensure constant supply to our 14 manufacturing sites. The role of Buyer for Functional Ingredients will have direct responsibility for a portfolio spend of €10m across Starches, Processing Aids and other functional Ingredients. Key activities include • Managing a wide range of suppliers & products across your portfolio of Ingredients, ensuring that you are sourcing in line with our procurement vision.

Procuring Ingredients from sustainable & approved suppliers that provide us with a competitive advantage and ensuring that our sourcing decisions are informed and provide it’s consumers with the best products to earn a lifetime of loyalty • Work closely with local Supply Units (Factories) and their planning teams to forecast demand and ensure enough inventory levels are available to meet production requirements • Interpreting reports to assess supply requirements for your portfolios • Implement and run E-Sourcing tenders • Work with our Procurement Support Team to ensure contracts are set-up and processed • Support the implementation of NPD and Existing Product Development (EPD) • Act as an interface between suppliers and relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities • Monitor and advise accordingly on issues with supply which present a risk or opportunity • Build and maintain trusted internal and external stakeholder relationships, ensuring a professional and consistent approach is taken • Manage the category budget, working with Senior Buyer to forecast quarterly, to identify Total Price Variance (TPV) versus budget About you Our ideal candidate will have: • Experience working in an FMCG / food manufacturing procurement environment. • A good understanding of purchasing contracts, cost modelling, developing sourcing strategy, excellent negotiation. • Awareness and understanding of market fundamentals, value chains & cost drivers • Experience of NPD sourcing / Value engineering cost-out initiatives • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or would be highly advantageous. What we offer you • An ambitious employer with recognized brands and growth potential • The potential of a fast track career across different areas of the business, a culture where your ideas are making a difference • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure To view the full job profile and to apply, please click on the apply button above which will divert you to our careers site. We look forward to receiving your application. 

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