Buyer

  • Permanent
  • Somerset, South West
  • Posted 1st December 2017
  • £25000 - £27000 per Annum
  • Ref: SW1185
Buyer
Somerset
£25-27k

My client is a market leading FMCG manufacturer based in Somerset, and looking to recruit a Buyer due to continued growth and success. As per of a larger Group, the role reports into a Senior Buyer, and is part of an organisation who offer first-class training, a fast-moving environment and excellent prospects.

The role will manage ingredient & packaging procurement at site level as well as group wide category management. This is an ideal opportunity for development if you are currently in a junior / assistant buyer role and looking for the next step in your career development or seeking a move into a large multi-sited organisation.

Role:
*Understand the requirements of the business' internal and external customers and ensure these will be delivered through effective alignment with the sourcing plans of the designated Group buyers
*Procure material requirements in line with the Group's sourcing strategies
*Proactively support the implementation of agreed Group contracts within the business unit
*Ensure the Group's forecast assumptions are incorporated in to the business' cost price & provide any necessary translation
*Use expert knowledge to develop robust sourcing plans that account for risks and opportunities whilst delivering best value
*Ensure that procurement systems and processes are effectively utilised and maintained
*Measure supplier performance against agreed criteria
*Work with NPD, technical, production and planning to ensure robust NPD processes are followed for launches and de-lists

Candidate:
*Proven track record in a Buyer role, ideally from within an FMCG or food environment
*Commercial acumen coupled with the ability to translate business needs in to purchasing solutions
*Persistent, confident and challenging when dealing with suppliers, whilst gaining and retaining respect
*Manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and build robust relationships both internally & externally
*Excellent negotiation and communication skills
*Strong Excel skills

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