With their core values of innovation, taste and value our client is a hugely successful manufacturing company producing a range of award winning chilled food products for the major retailers. They are now seeking an NPD Buyer to drive the key processes related to Product Development purchases.
Working closely with the NPD teams you’ll drive the raw material innovation programme through sourcing new ingredients and suppliers. You’ll take responsibility in setting up and maintaining the new supplier’s database whilst gathering information from various sources to accurately predict supply forecasts which support the NPD team and their costing processes. Liaising with your key supplier contacts to keep up with their latest products, you’ll attend important supplier visits and will negotiate contracts to drive business forward whilst simultaneously developing working relationships and enhancing your networking skills.
We are looking for an ambitious and self-motivated Buyer who has previously worked within chilled food manufacturing. Degree educated in a food related subject, you’ll have a proven track record of driving cost savings and experience of successfully managing a large supplier base. You’ll also need to have excellent communication and time management skills with the ability to negotiate high level contracts with ease. In addition you will be able to confidently employ your strong commercial awareness for the sourcing of new suppliers and products.
Are you a motivated professional who has the ability to learn quickly and the desire to progress their career within the business? If so, apply now or call Rachel on 0345 2600 737 for more information.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.