Senior Buyer - Expiring soon!

Posted 17/06/2024 by Candidate Source

£32,000 - £40,000/annum
Are you finding that your Buying career is something of a solitary profession in your current role? Something of a "silo" within your organisation at present?

That is definitely NOT the case with us! Hopefully, that is the first, but just one of the reasons to read on. All of our roles, and very much including this one, contribute to the way we foster a dynamic and innovative culture that values collaboration, growth, and excellence. We believe in our employees and their ability to contribute to our collective achievements, whatever specific position they hold. We prioritize their well-being by supplying a supportive and inclusive work environment, where continuous learning and development are key components of our approach.

Who are we? We have been proudly serving the catering trade within Kent, Surrey, and East Sussex from our base in Sittingbourne, Kent since 2003. As an independent foodservice wholesaler, we have built a reputation as a trusted and reliable partner for our customers, supplying a diverse and growing range of high-quality products and ingredients from local to national suppliers. With our plans for rapid business expansion over the next five years, this is an exciting time to join our team.

The role:
  • The Senior Buyer is responsible for business cost saving initiatives, directly supporting the senior management team and professionally challenging costs within the business to find cost savings and efficiencies across multiple buying categories.
  • As stated at the outset, a key team orientated player - liaising closely with internal and external stakeholders, e.g. Operations, our Sales teams and Customers, in a professional manner, demonstrating excellence in organisational skills, communications, and efficiency.
  • Working alongside multiple departments across the business to understand the pressures and deadlines on each department and ensure those constraints are understood in performance of Buying duties.
Those are just the starting points! In a growing business like ours, and variety of work is a key element, and hopefully another attraction for you in applying.

What are we looking for in you?
  • A proven track record of excellence in Buying/Procurement and ideally with that experience coming from within the hospitality/food industry or food related sectors where you have worked with multiple categories.
  • Experienced in fast paced Procurement.
  • A CIPS (or similar) Qualification is desirable, as is experience leading tender processes.
  • Definitely a hands-on team player, with strong negotiation, admin, communication and organisation skills.
We have a great reputation with our customers, which we never take for granted - could you be the Buying champion to build on that even further? If so, we'd love to hear from you. 

Note: The job title of ‘Senior’ relates simply to the level of experience and has no relevance to age. You are encouraged to apply for any opportunities that you feel to be suitable, irrespective of age or level of experience. 

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