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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £30k - 45k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Food & Drink
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: James Randall
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07947 343990
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 05 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 60959

Senior Buyer

£30,000 to £45,000 plus Bonus & Benefits 

Birmingham- Remote working available.

Food Business

A food ingredients company are looking for a Senior Buyer to join their purchasing team. You will be responsible for working closely with the Purchasing Manager looking after arrange of categories, sourcing new suppliers and managing current suppliers. You will have experience of purchasing food ingredients from across the world, with strong negotiation skills.

As a Senior Buyer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of.

  • Responsible for supporting Purchasing Manager to develop a purchasing strategy that aligns with the company commercial strategy.
  • Support technical team with supplier non-conformances and gathering supplier approval documents.
  • Monitor stock levels and identify any concerns around stock.
  • Build relationships with existing suppliers to identify opportunities to further develop the working relationship
  • Identify any supply chain weaknesses by product category and develop strategies to address weaknesses
  • Ensure the business only uses approved suppliers that meet the companies Quality Management system requirements.
  • Produce market reports for use by the sales team and for customer marketing team.
  • Negotiate supply contracts with suppliers including price and payment terms.

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer with the following.

  • CIPS qualified experienced Buyer with experience working within a food manufacturing or food ingredients environment.
  • Strong understanding of the purchasing cycle and purchasing products from around the world.
  • Efficient, results and reporting orientated.
  • Highly competent in the use of Excel, Power Point and SAP
  • Positive thinking and self-motivated individual with good communication skills

If you are a Senior Buyer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.