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Artis Recruitment Ltd

Queen Charlotte House

53 Queen Charlotte St

Bristol, BS1 4HQ


My client is a Food Services business looking to recruit a Buyer to join their team. You will take total ownership of your category. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with procurement and/or category buying experience within the Food, FMCG, or retail sector that are looking to bring their knowledge and expertise to a new role.


  • To improve and build the business strategy plan – reviewing and monitoring local sourcing action plans.
  • Build, create, consult, negotiate, and maintain supplier relationships. With a strong focus on development, delivery lead time, ‘frozen’, ‘flexible’ and ‘forecast’ delivery schedules, and strong supplier optimisation.
  • Manage category performance for the commodity; Guarantee the best “total cost of ownership” and be able to challenge the organisation to ensure all targets are met.


  • Support the overall business growth strategy.
  • Support the procurement function to manage supplier performance, developing relationships to ensure sustainability and growth across the business.
  • Mapping of actual spent. (supplier mapping & supply flows, competition risks, etc)
  • Create value optimisation on sourcing activity plans.
  • Compliance with procurement policy, processes, and procedures.


  • Educated to degree level or with MCIPS qualifications preferable.
  • Demonstrable sourcing and category buying experience, ideally within the food, FMCG, or retail sector.
  • Proven, solid influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Stakeholder management and personal development experience.
  • First-class personal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Experienced analytical skills.

Benefits include, excellent pension, bonus, private medical insurance, 26 days holiday, and hybrid working.

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    Paul Bryan

    Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

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