Buyer – Food Manufacturing - Staffordshire

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Job Type: Purchasing/Procurement
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive and dependent upon experience
  • Date Posted: 08/03/2023
  • Expiry Date: 14/04/2023

Buyer – Food Manufacturing

Location: Staffordshire

Job Title: Buyer – Food Manufacturing

Hours: Flexible/Hybrid

Salary: Competitive and dependent upon experience


The Role:

  • Maintaining and developing relationships with current and new suppliers to build long term trading partnerships.
  • Supporting supply chain to ensure that deliveries arrive in full, on time and correctly documented
  • Working with suppliers to ensure product quality is achieved and maintained and working collaboratively to deal with any issues.
  • Sales tracking and analysis.  Working with the Consultant Buyer and Head of Business Development to analyse customer buying trends.
  • Leasing with other departments to keep them up to date with delivery schedules, lead times etc.
  • Visiting suppliers in the UK and Europe.
  • Ensuring that the correct paperwork is prepared and liaising with suppliers and our accounts team to resolve any issues.
  • Report preparation and analysis.


The Candidate:

  • Exposure of Procurement or buying in food manufacturing or FMCG is essential
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships at all levels with the ability to influence.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Track record of delivering projects on time.
  • A willingness to visit suppliers in the UK and abroad to learn about their operations


The Company:

  • An established business that supplies most of the major wholesalers and retailers
  • Excellent career progression opportunities


If you would be interested in knowing more about this role, contact Amelia on 0161 832 7463 or email directly at quoting reference AHC/12808