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Undisclosed Company
Norfolk, Fakenham
Up to £50000 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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I am looking for a senior buyer with experience to join a fantastic well established company within confectionary!

This is a hybrid role- Office FAKENHAM

If you're hungry for a delicious new challenge, our Senior Category Buyer position could be for you! We're seeking an experienced Procurement professional, with substantial experience purchasing ingredients, ideally confectionery, on a global scale within FMCG/ Food Manufacturing.

Reporting to the Head of Raw Material Sourcing, in this crucial role, you will be responsible for the management, strategy and future development of a world class approach to confectionary Procurement across the group!

With the opportunity for international travel to visit suppliers, this position would suit an experienced Buyer looking to join an exciting, fast paced team striving for success.

About the Senior Category Buyer role:

To be accountable for the strategic management of raw materials in area of responsibility
To bring expert knowledge to the confectionery category and supply chain to assist the company in stakeholder relationships and business development
Establish comprehensive Supplier procurement plans to meet the future needs of the business including service level agreements, purchase mechanisms and supplier selection & approval
Support the commercial department by taking part in customer presentations and category development meetings
Support and cover for Head of Raw Material Sourcing
Develop clear end to end strategic sourcing lifecycle including supplier selection, negotiation, contract drafting and post contract award supplier relationship management

We're ideally looking for a Senior Category Buyer with:

Substantial Buying experience within FMCG or similar background
Supplier negotiation experience
Commercial acumen and strong analytical skills
Ability to work independently and influence others, including senior colleagues
Clear communication and good inter-personal skills
Negotiation skills
Category-led Procurement experience
Material and process knowledge for key Ingredients & Materials
Track record of managing and delivering cost saving projects

What can we offer you?

50k per annum

Annual bonus scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Company Pension up to 10% basic Death in Service Scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Discounts via our company shops
Laptop and mobile phone
Employee Assistance Program
Fundraiser's and charity events
Continuous support with personal development and training opportunities

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