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Buyer

Location:
Brackley
Date Posted:
14 May 2019
Reference:
BUY-BRAC
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Buyer
Are you an experienced confident Buyer with contract management and supplier experience? Have you got excellent negotiation and tendering skills? Experienced as a Buyer within a food manufacturing or FMCG environment?
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our procurement department for a Buyer to join the team based at our Brackley, Northamptonshire.
We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us.
 
Join us as a Buyer and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.
 
Purpose of the role
You will be responsible for identifying and procuring ingredients for retail and food service products. The Buyer will focus on category optimisation, process improvement and delivering against individual and departmental goals.
 
Your key responsibilities as a buyer will include:
• Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with preferred suppliers.
• Negotiating prices, agree terms and conditions and where required set up contracts and supply agreements
• Perform spend, contract and market analysis for ingredient category for communication to the wider business
• Work closely with all sites with management of lead times, minimum order quantities and shelf life to ensure continuity of supply to site at minimal wastage
• Source new ingredients and suppliers where required ensuring compliance with legislation and standards, including but not limited to Retailer, ethical and environmental
• Work closely with NPD and technical to ensure supplier approval and product integrity
• Must have a good understanding of raw material markets through the supply chain of the ingredients procured and how they will impact the business
• Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against targets and project deadlines
 
What we are looking for:
• Good analytical skills
• Ability to recognise future and market trends
• Good commercial awareness
• Ability to interface with cross functional team and levels in the business
• Confidence and presentation skills
• Ability to make decisions under pressure
• Working toward CIPS qualification (desirable)
• Risk management experience (desirable)
• Knowledge of raw material/commodity markets (desirable)
 
A little about us:
We are a leading supplier of chicken, turkey and duck products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.
The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
 
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
• Company car
• Generous Pension
• Private Medical
• 31 days holiday
• Group life assurance
 
Join us as a Buyer and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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