Category Buyer – Leicester Salary £50k – £55k + £6,000 Car Allowance Hybrid Working (3 days on site in Leicester, 2 days from home)
Futures have an incredible opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join a leading, global, billion £ food manufacture who are well-known in the market for their great tasting products!
Reporting in to the Head of Procurement, you will work in partnership with the Suppliers and Customers to accelerate financial delivery, protect the business from risk and transform supplier led innovation, whilst developing a world class team.
Having an in depth understanding of all manufacturing needs working hand in hand with the Business Procurement Managers/Controllers.
Setting the Category Strategy based on manufacturing needs and acting as a collaborative partner to the bakeries to respond to and resolve escalations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Best practice cost optimisation: Negotiate overall best terms; ensuring that the supply base and product meet the necessary business objectives [financial, technical, customer]. Have a deep understanding of supply base costs.
Strategic planning, budget planning and forecast planning processes: Develop robust, long, medium- and short-term plans and provide the group with an accurate financial forecast to enable businesses to forecast effectively and to work closely with the business procurement managers to execute implementation plans.
Category and supplier strategies: To develop formal category strategies that demonstrate complete understanding of the spend cube, a deep knowledge of the needs of the business and a robust understanding of the total supply market.
Market intelligence: To undertake quality market intelligence gathering to enable group procurement to build a stronger position in negotiations, managing risks and making better informed sourcing decisions in key category areas. This intelligence obtained will support Samworth Brothers in maintaining a competitive advantage and will enable us to become partners of choice to our customers with whom this intelligence will be shared.
Responsible, environmental and ethical sourcing: To constantly challenge the business with the latest external thinking on responsible, environmental and ethical best practice. To ensure that the category is procured from appropriate sources and there is an understanding of the impact of environmental, economic and social factors along with price and quality.
Supplier relationship management: To ensure appropriate supplier segmentation and from that, the correct supplier management which could involve everything from joint strategies, top to top meetings, supplier scorecards and integrated processes.
Contracting & compliance: Ensure appropriate contracts are developed to meet the individual needs of the appropriate supplier relationship. Ensure that company contracting policy and procedure is adhered to.
Supplier led quality and innovation
Qualifications, Experienced, Skills and Knowledge:
Graduate level preferred
CIPS qualification preferred
Full driving license
Minimum of 2 years experience working within a procurement function
Highly effective communication & presentation skills
To be able to influence stakeholders at all levels
Excellent Supplier relationship management skills
Strong negotiation skills, with the ability to maintain professional relationships.
For more information on this Category Buyer role apply or contact Sarah on 07990 616 501.Apply now