Buyer / Purchasing / Procurement / Agricultural Commodity / Food

From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
29 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Buyer / Purchasing / Procurement / Agricultural Commodity / Food Buckingham Commutable from Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard Salary £30,000 - £40,000 pa negotiable based on skills Our client is an earth-loving company that brings you a wonderful celebration in foods, ranging from spices and herbs to pulses, grains, nuts and seeds. An integral part of an International company spanning continents, they have 50 years’ experience in the forests, fields and farms selecting rain fed and sun kissed ingredients required for flavoursome and healthy meals. Their Product range covers Lentils, Pulses, Beans, Spices, Rice, Flours, Nuts and Dried Fruits, Canned Food Products and Food Ingredients and they now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced buyer. Your job is to effectively manage buying activities for the portfolio of products you are responsible for in the most cost effective and profitable manner, ensuring regular un-interrupted availability of bulk and pre-packed products, minimising overstock situations and write-offs, thus enabling the company to meet sales, cost and profit targets. You will ensure the availability of the Right Product, at the Right Price, of the Right Quality, in the Right Quantity at the Right Time, consistently and ensure Products Specifications are complete, current and communicated to suppliers. Further responsibilities will include demand Planning & Forecasting, negotiating the most competitive prices from suppliers at the best possible terms and negotiating the most competitive Shipping Terms & Rates continually as well as ensuring no sales opportunities are lost due to non-availability or non-competitive cost of purchase. You must also maintain excellent supplier relations and develop alternative suppliers and be responsible for New Product Development, New Supplier Development Activity and for advising the management on continuous improvement measures to add value to the business. We’re looking for someone with experience of Agri-commodity origination gained in the UK and who has previous buying experience in a similar capacity in the food industry. You will have excellent negotiation and communications skills with good product knowledge and exposure to a similar range of products. This job was originally posted as