Category Buyer - Dairy & Desserts

Chertsey, Surrey
Competitive Salary and Package
29 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Ms Racheal Hill
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you eager to develop with a passion for all things food?

We are on the lookout for a Category Buyer – Dairy & Desserts to join our Category Development Team here in Chertsey. This role plays an integral role in the development of our Dairy & Desserts category and ultimately the success of Foodbuy.

Foodbuy are a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. Developing your career as a Buyer within Foodbuy means that you aren’t just taking another job; it’s an opening to an exciting and rewarding career. It’s your chance to join an organisation that places its people, their development and their success at the forefront of what we do, at a an exciting time when we are commencing our journey to become the number one third party procurement company in the UK.

Package description

Competitive Salary and Package.

Main responsibilities

As a Category Buyer for Dairy and Desserts and a fellow foodie, you will develop and implement market leading and innovative category strategies which will fundamentally drive our revenue and profit performance. You will be passionate about your category and motivated to ensure that we deliver value to all Foodbuy clients as well as ensuring we deliver growth to our supplier partners. You will be an outstanding communicator who will be able to develop strong relationships with both our clients and suppliers; with a focus on sourcing great products at the forefront of everything you do. In addition to this, you will conduct analysis which will help support you make informed commercial decisions around the market place and will provide insight into long-term sourcing strategies.

In return, we offer each individual clearly defined career pathways, L&D programmes and progression opportunities to support you in your long term career aspirations.

Ideal candidate

To fit in with us, and for us to be right for you; you will have a passion for buying with experience of working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organisation. You will have the ability to look at clients’ needs as a source of inspiration with the ability to build strong and lasting relationships. Previous experience of building strong and lasting relationships with stakeholders is key as well as the ability to influence, engage, negotiate and communicate at all levels. We are a complex and fast-paced business, so you will also have energy, enthusiasm and resilience in abundance. 

In return, you will receive a competitive salary and package and you will be given the opportunity to develop and make the most out of your career. We believe that our people are our business, so along with the tools and support you need to get to here you want to go, we’ll make sure you have fun along the way. We are dedicated to creating a positive place where the best people want to work.