Role details

Assistant Purchasing Manager

Buckinghamshire   •   £30,000 - £35,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading FMCG business require an Assistant Purchasing Manager
  • Food purchasing experience is a necessary!

About Our Client

Leading FMCG business that is going through a huge growth period require a Purchasing Manager to join the team. After extensive growth across Europe our client is recruiting this NEW position to support the Senior Purchasing Managers in their day to day sourcing activities.

Job Description

  • Assisting with the launch of produce and protein programs in new markets to agreed deadlines
  • Obtaining information from clients and suppliers as required
  • Analysing costs at seasonal tenders
  • Documenting savings delivered to business
  • Reporting on compliance to Purchasing Managers
  • Maintaining up to date information on the produce basket by market
  • Maintaining market price trackers with up to date pricing information
  • Analysing costs, volumes and exchange rates to deliver lowest possible costs
  • Accurate data maintenance - product database, etc
  • Execution of timely and accurate communications, product change overs, product information etc.
  • Monitor supplier base and compliance to the produce program within all markets
  • Obtain current costs and other information on new suppliers and in new markets
  • Assist with the delivery of value adding activity in the produce category.

The Successful Applicant

  • Graduate, or graduate calibre
  • Commercial experience working in a food or beverage company, preferably experience within a purchasing and supply chain environment
  • Excellent communicator with strong written skills
  • Computer literate ( intermediate or advanced Power Point and Excel skills )
  • Familiar with international and cross-cultural working
  • Strong analytic and commercial skills
  • Experience in working with demanding customers
  • Fluent in French

What's on Offer

Salary up to £35,000

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