• 13th March 2024

Ingredients Buyer

Ingredients Buyer

Ingredients Buyer 150 150 JDM Food Group

This role supports the Procurement Director and Senior Buyers in delivering the procurement strategy for the business. In this role you will be responsible for buying a group of categories in addition to supporting the buying of the overall procurement portfolio. The range of categories is diverse from short shelf-life produce to long-life ingredients and bespoke items. The role is also responsible for sourcing new items and managing the approval process for new items through to product launch.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Deliver best value purchasing: cost savings, quality, innovation, availability, compliance and SRM.
  • Build and maintain a database of all suppliers, including key information on contacts and capabilities to supply (product portfolio, minimum order quantities and lead-times)
  • Ensure the right suppliers are in place to meet the needs of the business and develop strategic relationships.
  • Understand the markets, price drivers and supply chains of all products purchased.
  • Work closely with the technical team to ensure all the required information is in place.
  • Benchmark, negotiate, and contract items to ensure adequate cover and competitive pricing.
  • Along with the procurement assistant, manage stock levels with suppliers and on-site.
  • Identify areas of risk to the business and work to create a mitigation plan.
  • Develop and maintain an approved suppliers list for NPD to work with.
  • Manage the new raw material process, providing commercial information and working with the technical department on approvals.
  • Represent the Procurement team at Ops, NPD and Gate meetings.
  • Work with the commercial team to ensure successful on time launches.
  • Manage slow moving materials and communicate to the team regarding items impacted by delists.
  • Identify areas for improvement with a clear understanding of the total cost of ownership.
  • Support the team with the day-to-day management of the overall procurement portfolio.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience purchasing within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of forecasting and experience in managing/reducing stock holding.
  • Excellent Stakeholder management engagement.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs, and MRP/ERP systems is preferred.
Job Category: Office-Support Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bicker
Salary/Rate: Dependent on experience

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