Category Buyer

Chertsey, Surrey
Competitive salary plus package
22 Nov 2018
20 Dec 2018
Ms Anwen John
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an ambitious and customer orientated Buyer, driven to develop a career within a FTSE 100 organisation? If so, we currently have a number of Buyer opportunities to join our Foodbuy team onsite in Chertsey! This is an opportunity to join a successful team who provide the very best products to complement our award winning service and delivery. 

Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK.  With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it.  We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.

Proudly part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, who are our parent company and largest client, we purchase directly from manufacturers and growers and our suppliers range from the most recognised brands in the industry to regional and local providers. With a team of 200 procurement professionals driving us forward, our combination of unrivalled scale and outstanding data analysis sets us apart in our markets.

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Package description

Competitive salary plus package

Main responsibilities

As a Category Buyer, you will support the Category Development Manager in developing and implementing marketing leading and innovative category strategies and ranges. Your core responsibilities include:

  • Engaging and supporting a wide range of stakeholders to execute the best category development process
  • Building analysis to optimise buying power across all markets
  • Building insight for negotiations and market knowledge
  • Conducting industry analysis to support business stakeholders with commercial understanding of the market place
Ideal candidate

The role would suit someone who is highly commercial and results driven with previous experience as a Buyer. You will be committed to achieving the highest levels of commercial success individually and for the team with the ability to influence, engage and communicate at all levels. You will have experience in the following areas:

  • Able to prioritise multiple demands and operate at pace in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience building strong relationships with internal customers with a collaborative approach
  • Ability to work cross functionally with colleagues across the business
  • Though not essential, CIPS professional qualifications would be an advantage