Focus Management

Category Buyer, Central London

Location
London
Salary
£25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Sep 2017
Ref
HLJ893943
Contact
Hannah Jackson
Contract Type
Full Time

A great central London based opportunity for an ambitious Buyer with strong food procurement experience.

I'm looking for a Category Buyer with proven experience of working in the fast-paced food-to-go arena. Ideally, you will have expertise in either short life ingredient sourcing, protein and bakery buying and / or packaging development.

You will need to be highly organised, able to plan and manage both long-term and short-term projects, and find creative solutions to problems. A motivated, "can do" attitude is a must!

You'll need to be a real 'foodie' and as passionate about food development as you are about the ingredients you source! A natural negotiator you'll enjoy building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers and keeping up to date with trends and the current market.

Some key requirements include:

  • Ability to demonstrate insightful business acumen and commercial awareness and have a track record of success where you have achieved and surpassed given targets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Great attention to detail
  • Understanding the global and local factors that will affect the organisation's procurement activity
  • You have expertise in developing strategies to offset any changes in exchange rates and inflation
  • Experience of implementing effective supplier management models to strengthen relationships with key suppliers, including growers and processors

In return you'll receive an attractive salary and bonus scheme, 25 days paid holiday and a daily food allowance.

Please send your CV through to me directly by applying now.

REF. HLJ893943 By Focus Management

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Focus Management Consultants Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778