Buyer – Food Manufacturing

Silven Recruitment
Competitive and dependent upon experience
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Buyer – Food Manufacturing

Location: Staffordshire

Job Title: Buyer – Food Manufacturing

Hours: Flexible/Hybrid

Salary: Competitive and dependent upon experience


The Role:

  • Maintaining and developing relationships with current and new suppliers to build long term trading partnerships.
  • Supporting supply chain to ensure that deliveries arrive in full, on time and correctly documented
  • Working with suppliers to ensure product quality is achieved and maintained and working collaboratively to deal with any issues. 
  • Sales tracking and analysis.  Working with the Consultant Buyer and Head of Business Development to analyse customer buying trends.
  • Leasing with other departments to keep them up to date with delivery schedules, lead times etc.
  • Visiting suppliers in the UK and Europe.
  • Ensuring that the correct paperwork is prepared and liaising with suppliers and our accounts team to resolve any issues.
  • Report preparation and analysis.


The Candidate:

  • Exposure of Procurement or buying in food manufacturing or FMCG is essential
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships at all levels with the ability to influence.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Track record of delivering projects on time.
  • A willingness to visit suppliers in the UK and abroad to learn about their operations


The Company:

  • An established business that supplies most of the major wholesalers and retailers
  • Excellent career progression opportunities


If you would be interested in knowing more about this role, contact Amelia on 0161 832 7463 or email directly at quoting reference AHC/12808


Silven was formed by experienced consultants to bring a high calibre service to the Food & Drink manufacturing sector. A team of personable, dedicated sector experts offering a service based on knowledge, understanding, capability and a determination to deliver for our clients and candidates. Fundamentally a service that we would want to receive ourselves. Providing a full recruitment service to the sector, we complete assignments across senior and middle management roles as well as handling specialist difficult to fill and first line management roles. Functions covered include: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering & Maintenance CI & Projects R&D & Process Development Technical & Quality NPD & Innovation Supply Chain & Planning Hygiene & Health & Safety

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