Ingredients Buyer

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    Up to £40k

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    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Ingredients Purchasing professional to join a growing FMCG organisation

Role Responsibilities of the Ingredients Buyer;

  • Drive value, cost savings, and joint process improvement initiatives for assigned category.
  • Create, negotiate and implement agreed contracts and service level agreements with all suppliers.
  • Create, own and implement category strategies.
  • Develop and improve supplier performance through the use of SRM techniques.
  • Complete various financial reporting tasks such as volume and pricing analyses & market reporting.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers on contract terms & pricing.
  • Work to identify and implement cost savings opportunities.
  • Lead strategic sourcing teams and act as buying category subject matter expert.
  • Lead RFI/RFP’s attaining added value and cost reductions. 


Personal Specification of the Ingredients Buyer;

  • Degree Qualified or equivalent within a Business or related discipline.
  • CIPS qualification would be an advantage.
  • Significant experience of Purchasing Ingredients is essential.
  • Strong commercial background.
  • Supplier Management experience.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Flexibility to travel as required.


This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Sourcing Specialist, Commodity Manager, Supplier Manager or Category Manager.