Senior Buyer Fresh Produce

GBP40000 - GBP41000 per annum +
27 Sep 2021
27 Oct 2021
Alicia Vidgeon
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Buyer Fresh Produce-Luxury Food Service Organisation-London-Flexi working- £40-45k+benefits+bonuses

An extremely progressive food service organization, which has a proven record of financial growth. With turnover exceeding £100 million annually, the business is seeking an experienced and ambitious individual to join their procurement team in London. This business has a variety of sales divisions which work with global suppliers in order to attain fresh and luxury-end produce.

This direct-procurement role requires buying expertise and precise execution in order to deliver optimum products and solutions. The Senior Buyer will report directly to the Category Manager, with the overall aim to identify supply and innovation gaps and provide solutions in order to develop functional buying capacity. This is a challenging role, since the organization is fast-growing, which allows opportunities for vast development and quick progression within the procurement function.

Key responsibilities of a Senior Buyer include:

Principle Accountabilities and Objectives: You will ensue that all processes are in line with organizational strategy and enable the continuous improvement of product range, quality and pricing. You will be responsible for future business growth by developing and carrying-out a three-year category plan.

Resource/Information Management: Monitor the use of resources to adhere to departmental budgets, whilst using market knowledge to identify cost-saving opportunities, which will enhance organisational profits.

People Management: Manage and develop internal and external relationships with designated and potential suppliers, whilst setting an example to the entire team.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To possess a degree or equivalent qualification
  • Experience as a senior-level buyer with a proven track record within fresh produce/ingredients categories
  • Knowledge of food safety, quality and customer audit compliance

It would be beneficial to:

  • Possess CIPS qualification
  • Speak another language
  • Experience in a food-related industry
  • Supplier contract negotiation and understanding

If you're keen to work for a progressive company who works with global suppliers then please apply for this role!

If you have any queries, please contact Alicia on

Key words: procurement, direct procurement, strategic procurement, cips, mcips, food industry, supply management, senior buyer, purchasing, buyer, London, Essex, flexi working, flexible working, global suppliers, category manager, strategy, category plan, resources, stakeholder relations, degree, produce, ingredients, negotiation.

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