Ingredients Buyer

Alexander Steele
West Yorkshire
Closing date
20 Oct 2020

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Are you looking for a new position within a fast-paced food manufacturing company?

Alexander Steele is working in partnership with a large food manufacturing company based in West Yorkshire. They are currently looking for an Ingredients Buyer to join their team.

The Ingredients Buyer will work within the Procurement & Stock control team answering directly to the Procurement Manager

The role will be working Monday - Friday and will pay circa £28,000 - £35,000 depending on your experience.

The Role

  • Responsibility for Ingredients and raw materials ordering
  • Expediting materials to fit the production schedule where required
  • Collate and analyse category spend data, develop and implement strategic sourcing plans
  • Update and Maintain the ERP system including Vendor details and pricing
  • Check and report any delivery and / or price discrepancies
  • Monitor supplier performance
  • Liaise with other departments on pricing and availability of items
  • Identify and deliver savings initiatives and maximise benefits from leveraging spend
  • Obtain competitive quotes for products on request
  • Place purchase orders for stock items and internal requisitions
  • Accurately report on a range of topics and communicate to all stakeholders
  • Efficiently manage contracts including commercial negotiations & SLAs

The Candidate

  • Previous purchasing / buying experience within the food manufacturing sector is highly desirable
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • CIPS or similar qualification would be beneficial
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc).

If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity, please apply with your most recent CV.

Alexander Steele was born out of a vision to do things differently.

Our personalised approach to recruiting is all about asking the right questions and – through that simple but effective process – getting the right answers. We ensure that you deal with the same person throughout your process so that you can build a rapport with your consultant and so that we get to know you, for now, and for the future.

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