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Skills and Requirements

Key Attributes
· Must have previous experience of buying food.
· Strong understanding of foodservice marketplace.
· Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels.
· Strong planning and organisational skills with excellent time management.
· Resilience under pressure, adapting quickly to deliver commercial results.
· Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving dynamic environment.
· The highest possible professional and ethical standards at all times.
· Loyal, trustworthy, reliable with initiative, self-drive and willing to go that extra mile.
· Desire to become a great team member.

Job Description

BUYER

The Hunt’s Food Group is a family business offering an extensive range of frozen, chilled and ambient products across the Foodservice, Retail and Health Food channels.

Due to continued growth we have an exciting opportunity to join the Hunt’s Food Group Procurement team, working in partnership with our suppliers to strengthen our supply. You will be joining at a time when our business is investing heavily to help achieve our bold growth plans
You will be managing specific categories, responsible for reducing cost of goods, you will build strong supplier partnerships to ensure sustainability, service and high product quality.

Working with an agreed supplier portfolio you will be expected to take ownership of the full product life cycle.

Key responsibilities
· Regular review of supplier performance and strategy
· Identifying potential suppliers, building and maintaining relationships
· Effective delivery and tracking of supplier revenues
· Drive efficiencies where possible, reduce costs and add value.
· Product Benchmarking.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team then please apply via email to Jason McGhee, Purchasing Director at jason@huntsfoodservice.co.uk

Closing Date: 12/11/2021