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    Supply Chain & Procurement

    Buying Manager

    Permanent

    Job Title: Buying Manager
    Salary: £50,000-55,000 plus Bonus, and Pension
    Location: Portsmouth

    Our client is a major player within FMCG and is clearly established in the UK with strong relationships with all of their customers. They are continuing to expand by offering innovation, quality and service to their customers. As a result of a structural change they are now looking for a Buying Manager to join and lead their busy procurement team.
    You will be tasked with ensuring the business receives optimal price, service and quality within purchasing of raw materials. You will work closely with international suppliers, establish strong supply routes and build in contingency plans. You will become a real specialist and font of knowledge for the product areas.

    Accountabilities:
    * To manage the day to day procurement and stockholding of the products.
    * Managing the seasonal supply programmes from suppliers and 3rd party partners globally
    * To manage the development and continual improvement of the supply base in line with the agreed strategy
    * Ensure target KPI’s are achieved on a periodic basis (weekly / monthly)
    * Working with the Purchasing Team on the development of a group wide fresh supply base, to run alongside current key stakeholders
    * Provide support, insight and information to assist in the development of products and concepts for the customer base
    * Supporting the team in the development of logistics networks to enable the delivery of competitively priced raw materials in destination countries

    Experience:
    * Previous experience of procurement within FMCG or short shelf life food
    * Experience with Retail Market consumer trends and FMCG retail practices
    * Strong knowledge & experience of procurement processes
    * Proven ability to communicate effectively on all levels
    * A self-starter with strong problem solving skills & the ability to bring process to complex scenarios
    * Proven people skills

    If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Martin Brown, martin@hendbrown.com or call for more information.

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