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Buyer - Specialty Ingredients

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Date Posted:
08 January 2018
£30,000 - £40,000 plus benefits
Food, Drink
Job Function:
Supply Chain/Logistics/Procurement
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Job Description

A food ingredients company with an international presence and a growing reputation, our client is making waves in the food industry. Supplying a broad range of manufacturers across the food & beverage market, the company offers a diverse portfolio of ingredients, allowing itself to offer value-added bespoke solutions to its customer base. The business is seeking a Buyer.

You will:

  • Work with suppliers across Europe to obtain the required ingredients on the very best terms - this will include manufacturers, traders and distributors
  • Ensure that you have 3 or 4 alternative suppliers for each ingredient, to ensure that you can always source what's required
  • Look at existing products to ensure that the company is moving with the times, never assuming that what was the best ingredient solution 12 months ago is still the most cost-effective now

We need:

  • Experience of sourcing in the food industry
  • Examples of tough negotiations
  • An appreciation of price sensitivity and making consisent small wins that really add up
  • Ideally, experience of sourcing specialty ingredients such as hydrocolloids, emulsifiers and stabilisers

This company is expanding, and is undergoing a major growth programme that has created a real buzz across the business. If you want to be part of something special, where you can feel the energy as soon as you walk through the doors, then we'd love to hear from you.

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