Buyer - Bristol - 30-35k

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 8th August 2019
  • £30000 - £35000 per Annum
  • Ref: 123456
Buyer - Bristol - 30-35k

My client is an exciting and market leading business looking to recruit a Buyer. An innovative business in the food service industry that pride themselves in their own customer service and exceptional values. Growing exponentially this is a new role for a candidate that is analytical, highly motivated and able to deliver value from strategic category planning.
Some travel will be required a couple days a week to the head office however there is flexibility of working location for the role.

You will join a team of four that reports directly to the procurement director. You will take ownership of developing and implementing category plans, managing supply chains and delivering value. An opportunity for a driven procurement professional to drive cost benefits whilst ensuring quality is delivered from identified and agreed specification in tendering and benchmarking processes, within a group spend in excess of £30m per annum.

Key Responsibilities
*Implementation of strategic plans through category management
*Driving force behind cost saving within the supply chain, whilst ensuring the deliverance of specification.
*Negotiate an improved position through leverage of costs, payment terms and other efficiency drivers
*Development and nurturing of relationships with suppliers, internal stakeholders etc.
*Identify and source suppliers/products ensuring compliance to the businesses criteria.
*Proven track record in delivering cost saving and driving efficiencies through value.
*Able to work to strategic plans and within a budget.
*Background and experience in food service or direct/ indirect procurement
*Strong negotiation skills
*Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team, using own initiative
*Extremely adaptable and used to working in a fast-paced environment
*Ability to identify best practices, recommend new processes and ideas
*Strong problem solving, communication and IT skills (database, Excel etc)
*Detail orientated

CIPS level 4-6 would be desirable

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