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Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778)

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My client was looking for a Senior Purchasing Category Manager to join their Purchasing team.
This individual will be expected to make a measurable and key contribution to the business through creating the optimal product and quality offer for the customer, negotiating the most favorable supplier terms and conditions and managing supplier relationships.
Please note this job for Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn.
1. The candidate should be recognized for their high level technical buying and category management competence.
2. Spend responsibility associated with this role was A£20M. Many opportunities within the organisation.
Key responsibilities for this role include a€


Producing commercial buying strategy for own buying area
Lead the sourcing direction with their colleagues in the brand team
Rigorously drive own suppliers and team suppliers to be looked at on risk assessment basis
Driving due diligence financial reporting, supplier visits etc
Lead direct reports where applicable
the employee will need to show the following skill set for consideration for this job vacancy offer a€



Minimum 5 years food buying and category management experience, preferably in a retail/ foodservice organization
Extensive cross category food buying and supply chain knowledge, preferably in a retail/ food service organization and or specific food and category management knowledge
Solid understanding of food quality, manufacturing processes and costs
Strong focus on customer first and product quality
Strong decision making, judgement, planning and organizing, willingness to take calculated risks to exceed goals
Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze data and distill information and present key recommendations.
(N.B. Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) is shown for research purposes only.)
It was responsibility of the Senior Purchasing Category Buyer to create and implement the strategic direction for food buying by category each year - using their knowledge of the Groups brands , the markets in which they are operating and the suppliers in those areas a€ this individual will need to be able to create innovative solutions to drive best value
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22/06 - Strategic Buyer Food and Bev FTSE100 Hospitality ...    Location: London South West London South East ... Jobs

Key points: .As a jobseeker are you a Food Beverages Procurement Specialist looking to take your next step up in your career within an exciting Global Brand?.Don't look any further one of the global's leading Firms within the Hospitality Industry has recently restructured its procurement function and looking to recruit the brightest procurement talents in the market. Operating across multiple countries around the global, this role will see you working on demanding procurement projects where the employee will be leading the food beverages categories. Furthermore, progression within this company is key and the best performers will see themselves progress quite quickly within the organisation..What will be the challenges of this procurement role?. Setting up the strategies of multi-million pound Food Beverages categories Developing the best sourcing strategies across multiple projects Collaborating with cross-functional Procurement departments and give both operational and strategic directions Engaging with internal and external senior stakeholders to make sure the category strategy is in line with the overall corporate strategy. To be successful in this Procurement role, you will possess the following skills:. earlier procurement experience across Food Beverages categories Experience managing the full end to end category process and a good track record of delivering savings Experience managing senior stakeholders within a blue-chip environment a university degree or equivalent will be invaluable. If you want to get on board a growing company, currently demanding the status-quo of the Hospitality Industry and increaseyour procurement career don't waste any time and make an application today or deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) to Oliver at..To keep up to date with all the most up to date procurement jobs, follow our twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/BramwithProcure.KEY SKILLS : Procurement, Procurement Buyer Strategic Sourcing, Hospitality, Food Beverages, Direct Procurement, FTSE 100, Degree, CIPS, West London..This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Strategic-Buyer---Food--Bev---FTSE100-Hospitality_job65721662 ..........

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22/06 - Food and Beverages Buyer Prestigious Blue Chip    Location: London South West London South East ... Jobs

Key points: .As a jobseeker are you a Food Beverages Procurement Specialist looking to take your next step up in your career within a Prestigious Global Brand?.Don't look any further one of the global's leading Firms within the Hospitality Industry has recently restructured its procurement function and looking to recruit the brightest procurement talents in the market. Operating across multiple countries around the global, this role will see you working on demanding procurement projects where the employee will be leading the food beverages categories. Furthermore, progression within this company is key and the best performers will see themselves progress quite quickly within the organisation..What will be the challenges of this procurement role?. Setting up the strategies of multi-million pound Food Beverages categories Developing the best sourcing strategies across multiple projects Collaborating with cross-functional Procurement departments and give both operational and strategic directions Engaging with internal and external senior stakeholders to make sure the category strategy is in line with the overall corporate strategy. To be successful in this Procurement role, you will possess the following skills:. earlier procurement experience across Food Beverages categories Experience managing the full end to end category process and a good track record of delivering savings Experience managing senior stakeholders within a blue-chip environment a university degree or equivalent will be invaluable. If you want to get on board a growing company, currently demanding the status-quo of the Hospitality Industry and increaseyour procurement career don't waste any time and make an application today or deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) to Oliver at..To keep up to date with all the most up to date procurement jobs, follow our twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/BramwithProcure.KEY SKILLS : Procurement, Procurement Buyer Strategic Sourcing, Hospitality, Food Beverages, Direct Procurement, FTSE 100, Degree, CIPS, London..This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Food--Beverages-Buyer---Prestigious-Blue-Chip_job65786994 ..........

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25/06 - Jerseywear Junior Buyer    Location: West End South East London Jobs

Key points: Jerseywear Junior Buyer / Account Managera motivating and challenging job opportunity for an established womenswearassistantbuyer has arisen to work for the UK's most successful highstreet supplier to be working within their trend-led fast paced women's jersey team.The successful jobseeker for this new vacancy will have a background in buying a fast fashion jersey range, be trend driven commercially focused and be used to fast & long lead times, you should have a proven track record at a Junior buyer level. Experience working within high volume in an extremely fast paced environment would be preferable. Autonomy will play a big part in this role as junior buyer so ambition drive and a self-starting attitude are a must. This is a sensational opportunity for a creative and inspiring snr Assistant buyer looking for that next step up....to drive this new department and really add your own stamp to the range Excellent opportunity and generous salary. if you feel you could be the right jobseeker for this new vacancy for the job then get in touch asap..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Jerseywear-Junior-Buyer_job65827476 ..........

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24/06 - BUYER Ladies Footwear    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Very exciting new job opening for a ladies occasion footwear expert.I am looking for a Junior Buyer or Buyer to be working with a team of Designers and Senior Management heads to develop beautiful occasion partywear and bridal footwear. The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will already be working as a Buyer and responsible for a collection of high street or mid-luxury ladies collection.This role would suit someone sick of a established retailer wanting a lot of autonomy and chance to be part of the high street and luxury footwear market.The employer will also consider a very experienced Buyer looking for 3 days a week.If you have the relevant experience for this role, click the apply button to deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) to Emma Ramsden remembering to state your current salary and package.vacancy reference: ER-44600We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful jobseekers will be contacted..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/BUYER-Ladies-Footwear_job65906301 ..........

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23/06 - Senior Buyer/Buying Manager Menswear OR Womenswear    Location: North London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: An exciting position working for a global iconic brand as a Senior Buyer within Menswear or Womenswear depending on experience. Although with a Senior Buyer title, this is a Buying Manager level position with a salary to match and oversees a team of 10.Key Requirements:- Experience in a fast paced retail, high volume apparel market is vital.- Management experience overseeing a team of more than 5 people- A natural leader with the skillin inspire and lead a young team.This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Senior-BuyerBuying-Manager-Menswear-OR-Womenswear_job65746508 ..........

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23/06 - NDP Buyer, High end food business, London    Location: South West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Opportunities like this don't come up very often. This is a new role within a premium, multi site food business. Based in Central London they are seeking to employ and looking for a real food enthusiast to be responsible for all of their New Product Development Buying. The Candidate will work in the food team of this small, yet hugely successful, business working closely with their team of product developers focusing on the sourcing strategics for new concepts and innovation whilst ensuring that quality and price are a key consideration. The Candidate will look at all areas of the business from what goes into their products, packaging and consumables and work closely with suppliers looking at new ways of innovation. Liaising on a daily basis with marketing and Exec Chefs you'll have A real interest, self motivation and passion for food and an entrepreneurial and inquisitive mindset. Candidates will need to have excellent working knowledge of current food trends and well honed negotiation skills gained within a food buying environment. Your conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact will be first class and you'll be comfortable dealing at a senior level with internal stakeholders and suppliers. This is a unique business with strong plans for growth over the next 12 months. A truly premium food business, its products are of the highest quality and innovation is at the center of its operation. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) through to me today. Ref HLJ13426 By Hannah Jackson Follow Focus Management on Twitter @foodjob Focus Management Consultants Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778..This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/NDP-Buyer-High-end-food-business-London_job65896220 ..........

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22/06 - Senior Buyer    Location: South West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Global Hospitality chain are employing a new member for their fastly expanding UK procurement function. With operations and franchises across 5 different continents, representing several diverse brands this organisation are familiar to a customer base from tourists to corporate companies for supplying a consistent and quality service. With a global revenue of £5.5billion the UK and European market has long been one of the company's most profitable regions and to help such an affluent business there needs to be a professional and dependable support operations service. This role will form part of an already very successful procurement team and working with multiple commodities and categories will ensure the vacancy will be both demanding as well as rewarding. The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will come from a Retail, Hospitality, Leisure or Construction business where the pace is fast and customer satisfaction is paramount. The key responsibilities will be:.Management of a specified number of product and service categories, experience in a couple of the following would be IT, Telecoms, Estates, Laundry, Consumables Manage Tender Activity within allocated categories, give overall cost of ownership savings and quality and service improvements Support all spend areas within the UK operation including implementation of new supplier agreements and contracts being introduced throughout the company Working with managers, heads of departments and other key stakeholders to get their 'buy-in' Support the development and implementation of International deals. The Candidate will be expected to intermittently to participate in international procurement project teams undertaking sourcing activity in conjunction with your colleagues from other countries (This will involve travel within the UK and overseas) Develop and keepa strong market knowledge of applicable commodities within the hospitality Industry and support team development using said knowledge Keep up-to-date on emerging products/methods/innovations within the industry and elsewhere Ensure all decisions are compliant with relevant Design Health Safety and Legal requirements Produce steady reports and statistics to define progress and present results to company management. give steady information and an auditable trail, containing statistics, to define progress made. PROFILE OF THE ROLE The successful jobseeker for this new vacancy will ideally have the following:.Experience in sourcing and managing suppliers in a relevant category Stakeholder management and influencing skills able to work on your own and able to work independently as well as part of a co-ordinated group Strong Communication and Interpersonal relationships skills Organisation and Project management skills There is a wonderful environment and supportive team, in addition to a great salary and benefits for the successful jobseeker. There is some excellent perks to take advantage of not just ac ..........

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21/06 - IT Procurement Buyer Newcastle/London    Location: Northumberland North East Newcastle Upon Tyne ... Jobs

Key points: .IT Procurement Buyer - FTSE250 Manufacturing Firm - London/Newcastle - £30, 000 - £40, 000 + Package. This leading manufacturing organisation has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, evolving into market leaders with £Multi-Million turnover. As a result, they are seeking to employ and looking for an Strategic Procurement Buyer to be working with the IT Category and lead on Software strategies, working closely with Senior Procurement Managers to grow the Procurement Function..As IT Procurement Buyer the employee will be:. Leading on major strategic sourcing projects within the IT Category, particularly across Software spends with key suppliers such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP Liaising directly with the Senior Procurement Managers to give procurement best practise across the function whilst also aligning strategies with global requirements Developing outstanding sourcing strategies to deliver above and beyond on cost saving targets in line with global targets Engaging with crucial Internal and External Stakeholders, developing excellent relationships to drive the Procurement Function. Procurement Skills and Background Required:. A CV demonstrating innovative strategies leading to outstanding cost savings within the IT category Exceptional relationship management skills able to engage with and influence stakeholders at all levels Experience working across all stages of the procurement process, from cradle to grave Degree (or equivalent) required CIPS preferred.With incredible opportunities for fast career progression this role is perfect if you are looking to utilise your strategic sourcing skills and join a successful Procurement Function who will develop and invest in training. For more and comprehensive information and details, email an up-to-date CV to Jane at.Keywords: Procurement, Procurement Buyer Indirect Buyer Strategic Buyer IT Buyer IT Procurement, Software Procurement, Senior Buyer Senior IT Buyer Senior Procurement Buyer London Slough, West London Newcastle, Sunderland Durham..This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/IT-Procurement-Buyer---NewcastleLondon_job65876526 ..........

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03/06 - SubContract Buyer    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Sub- agreementBuyerI am currently looking for a Civil Engineering Sub-Contract Buyer to be working with one of the most successful and reputable main contractors in the UK. They are ideally looking for a talented and knowledgable and proficient Buyer with strong commercial acumen who can join their growing London base.Reporting into the Commercial Manager you will work as part of a co-ordinated group providing an efficient and professional Buying service to make their customers successful.The responsibilities of this role include:Using the right purchasing procedures that efficiently and successfully deliver productsto contracts.Providing a good personal service to colleagues, ensuring the purchasing of productsmeets their operational needs.Being price competitive when purchasing materials.Purchase Materials for allocated sitesIdentify key material and give information to site teams for efficient procurementProvide response on financial performance of materialsAttend supplier meeting to discuss supply challenges (price, quality, availability)To be suitable for this role, you will need prior experience working as a Buyer for a Civil Engineering or Construction contractor. This is a freelance role that offers great opportunity to develop on a long term contract.Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or extra arrangements as required to help your application.Candidates must be qualified to be located and work in the UK.For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment organisationand when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business..This job was initially submitted as www.careerstructure.com/JobSeeking/Sub-Contract-Buyer_job65720881 ..........

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23/06 - Junior Buyer    Location: South West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Laura Ashley is a quintrequiredly English lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you be located todayThis is a motivating and challenging job opportunity to be working with our Home Furnishings Department.The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy must have proven experience to be working with a buying and design team to deliver a commercial range. It is sought that you have experience of sourcing and product development with a design team/suppliers and can demonstrate proven negotiation and presentation skills. The Candidate must have good commercial awareness, the skillto work under pressure and an excellent eye for product. The suitable jobseeker for this new vacancy should ideally have earlier work practical knowledge of working with a Home Furnishings department.If you are interested in the above vacancy deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) and a covering letter.We regret only suitable jobseekers will be contacted.NB: Applications from recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Junior-Buyer_job65806903 ..........

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23/06 - Assistant Buyer Arcadia Group    Location: West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Assistant Buyer Arcadia GroupThis job offer -We currently have several exciting opportunities for Assistant Buyers to be working with the Arcadia Group. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are seeking to employ and looking for applications from existing Assistant Buyers.Key responsibilities -Support the Buyer and contribute to decisions on the product range.When required present garments to senior management and follow up on afterwards action points for the team/department.Looks further ahead than immediate problems to focus on ideas and solutions that may be of longer-term benefit to profitability.Delegates responsibility to BAA and develops their skills. Provides a wider more strategic understanding of the business, the customer and the department.Keep team informed and up to date on key issues.Works closely with Assistant Merchandiser to review department performance and develop areas for improvement.Builds successful working relationships both internally (Design Technical Services, HO based retail function) and externally (Suppliers).Anticipates and resolves problems with deliveries continuing to build stable long term relationships with suppliers.Desired Skills & Experience -Experience within a retail / manufacturer environmentBe commercially aware with a solid understanding of the high streetConversant with fabric testing as well as fitting and sealingCan demonstrate initiative, problem solving and negotiation skills and have skillto build and develop successful relationshipsCapability to work in a fast paced high pressured environmentHave exemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact and the skillto converse with a variety of peopleOur Rewards & Benefits Package -Core Benefits-Access to our Pension Scheme.Staff Discount 25%+ in Arcadia and 20% in BHS (some exclusions apply).Interest free Season Ticket Loan.Holiday Trading Buying/Selling.Discretionary Bonus incentives incentives Scheme Giving the opportunity to add to your salary and benefits.Extras We also offer a range of extra benefits including external discounts through our uSave' website. There are thousands of offers to choose from including High Street and online shopping deals as well as a number of spa breaks and holidays.If you are seeking to employ and looking for a new challenge and would like to find out more about this exciting role, send us your CV todayWe regret, due to volume, only suitable jobseekers will be contacted.The Brand -The Arcadia Group is the UK's largest privately owned clothing retailer with more than 2, 500 outlets and an international business that trades in Forty Five countries and delivers on-line to more than 110 countries globalwide.Given that each of our nine Brands has its own intrinsic culture, it's fair to say that we're a pretty diverse group. But when people ask us what the secret to our success is, we tell them it's down to the key qualities which underpin ..........

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22/06 - Indirect Buyer Central London    Location: London South West London South East ... Jobs

Key points: .Indirect Senior Buyer - Multiple Categories - FTSE250 Healthcare Firm - Central London Offices - Clear Career Progression Path - £35, 000 - £40, 000 + Package.This multi-national, FTSE250 organisation is growing their Procurement function in the UK and as such they are looking to take on a gifted Indirect Procurement Buyer to help the Head of Procurement in a range of categories. Due to the nature of the vacancy, this opportunity will allow the successful jobseeker for this new vacancy to choose which categories they wish to focus on including IT, Professional Services and Facilities Management, to fully take control of their career path. With clear progression opportunities into Category Management within 12 - 18 months, this is a motivating and challenging job opportunity for an aspiring Procurement Buyer..Role Overview Indirect Senior Buyer:. Supporting the Head of Procurement in developing Category strategies across a range of Indirect categories, including but limited to IT, Professional Services and Facilities Management Engaging and negotiating with new and existing suppliers to develop long-term, commercially fruitful relationships Delivering excellent cost savings through strategic sourcing activities, whilst ensuring quality and value are upheld Establishing procurement as a value-add function in the business, engaging with Senior Internal Stakeholders across the company in the UK and US. Procurement Background and Requirements:. A strong background in strategic sourcing and engaging across the full end-to-end Procurement process, including RFI/RFQ, tendering, contracts and post-contract award management A CV showing outstanding savings achieved on large, complex spends across a variety of Indirect Categories, such as IT, Professional Services and Facilities Management Exceptional stakeholder management skills negotiating and influencing at all seniority levels across both internal and external stakeholders Excellent academics 2:1 degree (or equivalent), CIPS preferred.As this global giant continues to growtheir Procurement Function the Senior Buyer will see their responsibilities increase as they are developed into a Category Manager. Working with Senior Stakeholders and the Head of Procurement out of their central London offices, this opportunity will see the Senior Buyer managing spends of £40Million. For more and comprehensive information and details, email an up-to-date CV to Jane at.Keywords: Procurement, Procurement Buyer Senior Buyer Procurement Manager Buyer Purchasing, CIPS, Indirect, Senior Procurement Buyer Indirect Procurement Buyer IT Procurement, Facilities Management Procurement, Real Estate Procurement, Professional Services Procurement, Greenfield London..This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Indirect-Buyer---Central-London_job65787074 ..........

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