Procurement Specialist / Buyer (FMCG Manufacturing)

Job Title: Procurement Specialist / Buyer (FMCG Manufacturing)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Fantastic Contractual Benefits
Reference: J912446_1645724563
Contact Name: Kelly Newell
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 24, 2022 17:42

Job Description

Procurement Specialist / Buyer (FMCG Manufacturing)

£38,000 - £42,000

Full Time

Chester / North Wales

Are you a strategic Procurement specialist with excellent negotiating skills highly experienced in managing Vendors working closely with your Demand Planning Team? Are you looking to propel in your career, and to work closely not only with a fantastic Procurement Manager but to also work for a company with multi-site locations and who are going through exciting growth plans? If the answer is yes, this is definitely the next career move for you.

Our client, a formerly family owned business; through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, has grown to a >£400m turnover ingredients business, with 4 manufacturing plants across the UK and a strong headcount of 500+ FTE's.

On their behalf, we are EXCLUSIVELY looking their new Procurement Specialist / Buyer, whose role will be fundamental in creating a best in class service to support the business in achieving all of their incredible ambitious goals.

Your Role as our new Procurement Specialist

* Manager direct material contracts and status reporting
* Run tenders, evaluate bids, make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors
* Maintain and update budgets with the wider business
* Update material costs and communicate internally
* Identify areas of risk and implement plans to mitigate
* Use insight and market knowledge to determine areas where savings and efficiency's can be made
* Build and maintain strong vendor relationships
* Engage in supplier review meetings
* Supplier Performance Management

Your Previous Experience

* Food and beverage industry experience essential
* Ability to drive and manage projects
* Familiar with category analysis, with the ability to deliver category sourcing plans
* Excellent communicator, internally as well as externally
* Self motivated and proactive individual
* Full UK Driving Licence needed for adhoc travel to sites
* SIPS preferred

Contractual Benefits

* Competitive salary commensurate with experience
* Pension
* Healthcash Plan
* Discounted Gym Membership
* Employee Assistant Program
* Paid Sick Leave
* Career Development

We very much look forward to speaking to you.



Kelly Newell
Manufacturing Divisional Manager

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