Senior Buyer, Food & Beverages

GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum + package
30 Sep 2021
30 Oct 2021
George Beale
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Buyer, Food & Beverage - Leading Food Service organisation - Central London office + Flex working - £40-45k + package

This highly regarded and leading food distributor in the UK, boasting a wide range of high-quality products, is looking to bring onboard a similarly high calibre Senior Buyer to manage across their food service and ingredients spend within their chilled fruits and veg categories.

This is a global organisation, not with common ingredients, and offering a gourmet and high-end selection of products along with a number of separate brands. In this role you will be working with a wide range of global suppliers, in a high operating team and a great opportunity to expand your skillset and progress your career.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Manage a key supplier base across the chilled fruit and veg categories for the group, ensuring the required quality, price and service standards are met
  • Ensure that all buying activities are carried out in line with company policy and procedures
  • Make the most of your product, industry and market knowledge to ID cost savings and improve supply opportunities for your supply base
  • Take advantage of this progressive team going through a key period growth, and progress into management and above

Experience required:

  • Experience of working in an ingredients or food service / retail team, able to ID and understand key categories such as fresh fruit, chilled fruit and vegetables
  • A good understanding of food service is important as well as knowledge of the high street catering chains
  • Degree level education or above, CIPS is ideal however not essential
  • Clear communication style and ability to work in an autonomous environment

If you are a strong ingredients or retail buyer, looking to take a step into a leading food distribution firm and work with some ingredients products from across the globe, please apply via this domain or with a copy of your cv to

Keywords: procurement, purchasing, buyer, buying, senior buyer, food buyer, ingredients, food, fruit & veg buying, strategic sourcing, food distribution, food service, degree, cips, London

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