Assistant Buyer - Food Industry

Assistant Buyer - Food Industry


Salary 23- 25k DOE

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Assistant Buyer will work closely with NPD to source innovative packaging and ingredients for new and existing product ranges as well as being accountable for buying activities in agreed categories

Key Accountabilities:

* Accountable for all buying activity in all categories of ingredients and packaging where budgeted spend is below 250,000 per annum.
* To develop and implement an effective IT database to track all packaging and artwork at all stages from development through to launch.
* Negotiate purchasing arrangements and terms with suppliers, securing improved terms wherever possible.
* Resolve any day to day supplier issues, liaising with suppliers and internal colleagues as required.
* To be familiar with the full product range, the capabilities, limitations and potential of the manufacturing equipment and the packaging possibilities available in the market.
* To identify and source innovative, market-leading packaging and ingredient items to give products a point of difference and delight the customer, within budget and at appropriate cost.
* Work closely with colleagues across functions to ensure and maintain supply of packaging and ingredients in timely fashion and to meet production needs.
* To identify opportunities for improvement in procedures and practices, suggesting actions to be taken.
* To set a professional standard of conduct in your dealings and encourage an open and co-operative working atmosphere.

Key Performance Indicators:

* Savings achieved against budget
* Supply of existing and new materials within budget
* Supplier audit compliance
* Supply of new ingredient/packaging requirements to NPD

Qualifications, skills and experience required:

* Excellent communication skills at all levels
* Intermediate or Advanced level of IT literacy with a range of Microsoft systems
* Previous experience of electronic stock control systems would be an advantage
* Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
* Ability to achieve targets and deadlines
* Ability to influence others to achieve common goals
* Knowledge of packaging regulations would be an advantage

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Cornwall

Salary : 23k - 25k per year

Date Advertised : 11 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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