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Junior Buyer

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
14 Mar 2019

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The Company

Are you a rising star looking for the chance to shine with a successful food importer who are experts in continental cuisine? Supplying nationally recognised retailers as well as premium foodservice customers, this innovative company has an extensive offering of global products in the specialist ingredients sector.

The Role

This is a great chance to really kick start your Buying / Purchasing career where you will be given responsibility for a defined group of international suppliers. You’ll liaise with your key supplier contacts to keep up with their latest products, attending important supplier visits and negotiating contracts that will drive business forward whilst developing strong working relationships and enhancing your networking skills. As a vital member of the dynamic Buying team you’ll keep the wheels of the department in motion by coordinating cross functional teams, helping to guarantee the seamless running of the overall supply chain and provide the best service for your prestigious customers.

Reporting to the Category Manager you will also work on various sourcing projects, researching the market and working with NPD teams to find out what makes consumers tick in order to extend and improve their diverse product ranges. You’ll update pricing and promotional information on internal systems, using data to conduct category reviews to identify opportunities for business growth. In addition you’ll work with internal teams to prepare portfolio reports and propose cost saving initiatives to help keep this prominent food importer at the top of their game.


We are looking for a bright, motivated and foodie graduate who has a Food or Business related degree, ideally with a purchasing or supply chain bias, and some previous experience in a similar fast paced buying role. This could be from a year’s placement or direct industry employment where you have gained a sound knowledge of the way the food world works coupled with a strong awareness of food ingredients. You’ll need to have first class communication skills as you’ll be working closely with internal teams and external suppliers to achieve the best service for major customers. Excellent planning, organisational and IT skills are also essential along with the confidence to build effective working relations.

So if you are looking for a role where you can develop your buying and commercial skills with a supportive and well known food business then apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
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