Greencore Group


03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Ms Lynda Smith
Contract Type
Full Time

As a site category Buyer within Food to Go, you will be the purchasing lead for our Spalding and Crosby sites.

Based at our Spalding site which produces prepared salads, you will also make regular visits to Crosby, where they manufacture and supply customer own-brand sushi as well as our own brand, Sushi San.  The role has one direct report. 

Main responsibilities

You will be responsible for managing the budgeted purchasing costs for the sites so understanding the purchasing numbers and accurate reporting is key. You will also lead cost saving initiative projects across both sites.

The role is part of the site executive team and as such you will play an important part of supporting and implementing the strategy for the sites.

Within this role, you will be responsible for specific group lead buy areas. You will be expected to develop & implement sourcing strategies for these areas that will both support and enhance the overall Group business objectives. You will ensure that the total cost of the portfolio is managed efficiently and effectively, monitoring market sources and data to ensure negotiations are well planned and prices are forecasted accurately.  You will also provide data and insight to support any customer activity within your lead buy areas.

Ideal candidate

We expect that candidates for the Buyer role will be of degree calibre, and have experience of buying from different suppliers.  You should be commercially aware, have experience of developing sourcing strategies, as well as managing both contracts and suppliers, and be able to negotiate a deal which is in the interest of all parties, forging close relationships.

You should have strong numerical skills, and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office. You should be able to analyse and interpret data and be able to deliver to a deadline. You should be able to influence at all levels and be competent at presenting to an audience.

About the company

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn’t stop at being the world’s largest sandwich producer, we’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

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