Buyer- Shrewsbury

Undisclosed Company
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£30000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Closing date
25 May 2022

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"Take your dog into work! Just one of the perks to this amazing role and company!"

Experienced buyer needed to join a Delicious Nutritious Dog Food company, Made by Chefs!
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing team and an exciting time for the business as it is growing rapidly!

If you are looking for significant development opportunities and career growth over the coming months and years, the plan is to build a procurement team in the future! The aim is for you to grow into the role of leading that team!

What will be my responsibilities?

● Purchasing of goods including sourcing new products and negotiating existing contracts

● Establishing commercial terms and supply agreements with our key suppliers and establish mutually beneficial relationships

● Building our supply chain as a source of competitive advantage

● Help us compete on freshness, quality, provenance, sustainability, price

● Category management across various food and non-food categories

● Working with relevant internal and external stakeholders to help achieve overall budget targets through successful negotiations, product and supplier reviews

● Liaising across teams to ensure ingredients and products meet our high standards and are commercially viable

● Sourcing products that align with our company values of sustainability and kindness

About you:

● At least 5 years of relevant purchasing experience

● Strong analytic and numerical skills

● Commercially savvy and data driven, but also able to make a human connection with ops teams and suppliers

● Confident and articulate negotiator with proven results.

● Determination to achieve set goals

● Able to work effectively as part of a team and build relationships at all levels

● Able to work under pressure and deliver results within tight deadlines

● Likely love dogs and care about their nutrition. This is what motivates us to get out of bed!

in the morning. As you will discover, we are a passionate bunch, and we will always go the extra mile to delight our customers and change dog's lives

● Care deeply about sustainability and building it into every aspect of purchasing

You will be joining a fun, passionate team who exist to change dog's live with real food in an ethical and sustainable way. Nutrition and sourcing is the foundation of what we do and you will have the opportunity to shape the business and be integral to us achieving our mission.


● Competitive salary, with clear potential for growth in alignment with performance

● Pension plan with NEST

● Annual education budget to support professional and personal development

● Laptop provided

● 28 days holiday per year

● Team discount

● Tea and coffee on tap

● Fun company-wide events to reflect on our values, culture, strategy and to say thank you

● Awesome office dogs (and great music!)

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