Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Ellesmere Port

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Laura Constantine

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8947

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Senior Buyer
£££ Excellent
FMCG Manufacturing
NorthWest – Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead, Runcorn, Chester, Wirral, Merseyside.

An FMCG Manufacturing organisation based in Merseyside is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis. This position will report directly in the General Manager and the main purpose of the role is to oversee the purchasing operation and support the purchasing team. You will also be expected to drive processes with a view to drive cost savings while ensuring all raw materials and suppliers meet BRC standards.

Key Accountabilities for Senior Buyer –
  • Manage and support the purchasing team, ensuring continued and timely supply of raw materials to production.
  • Ensure suppliers and raw materials meet BRC standards. In particular, ensuring all raw materials are sourced through approved suppliers. 
  • Managing supplier non-conformance's.
  • Assessing potentials risks of all raw materials brought on to site in terms of safety, authenticity, legality & quality. 
  • Supporting the Quality Department with ongoing maintenance of Food Fraud Vulnerability Risk Assessments.
  • Driving the EPD process, with a view to consolidating volumes of raw materials where possible
  • Devising action plans for categories of raw materials with a view to minimizing risk.
  • To manage and develop long term relationships with key suppliers.
  • Ensure good and consistent quality and prices.
  • To support NPD process.
To be considered for this role you must be an enthusiastic and motivated Procurement Manager with strong negotiation/influencing skills and have an approachable personality. You must have strong IT skills in Microsoft office and have 5 years previous Purchasing experience. 

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