Category Buyer - Dairy

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Catering, Hospitality, Food, Beverage
Region:
South East
Location:
Chertsey
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
16/12/2022
Recruiter:
Compass Group
Job Ref:
com/2810/201700/52526336/SU

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.

We are looking for a Category Buyer to support the category manager with their development of the end-to-end procurement process for the core food Dairy category team.

You will support the Dairy category with planning, preparing for negotiation and writing contract renewals as well as supporting and scheduling supplier relationships. Commercially you will be expected to support our overarching Foodbuy strategy to drive volume growth, negotiate sustainable terms & provide value and benefit to our Compass and External clients. You will be key to supporting our CSR commitments and will also engage with our culinary teams and development chefs and support their client food strategies by providing products meeting their requirements.

You will support the Dairy Category team to execute a long-term food vision to deliver sustainable improvements in terms of cost, quality, service, and innovation, in collaboration with the Foodbuy procurement team & other relevant business stakeholders.
Identifying potential new suppliers, visiting, and meeting existing suppliers, build supplier relationships
You will support the dairy category teams by submitting monthly insight on industry trends
Support upload of monthly price files for our external clients onto our procurement systems
You will liaise with our supply chain team and report to category any concerns, SLA issues, distributor, and supplier challenges.
Support contingency planning
Benchmark pricing and prepare for sourcing and tender activity.
Work with cross functional teams to support the compliance tracking of CSR requirements, sourcing standards, Compass global CSR commitments, government buying standards, Natasha’s law
Regularly review supplier performance to support category growth
Manage category related queries from internal and external stakeholders

Support our sales and bid teams with content


Results Oriented – comfortable to support the dairy category to deliver against bold and stretching targets
Experience in food procurement/sourcing
Has the desire to become a subject matter expert across a category of choice
Competent with procurement systems, ideally having used these in current/previous employment
Demonstrated ability to develop credible business relationships
Passion for Food or Dairy
Able to make decisions and able to work under pressure
Good communicator
Personable
Good analytical skills with good knowledge of Excel
Problem solving – a self-starter with the ability to work independently to solve challenging problems
Competent presenter
Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally
Ambitious with excess enthusiasm, energy, passion, and resilience
High sensitivity to deadlines and providing information in a timely manner

Contact Details:
Compass Group
Tel: 0121 457 5566
Contact: Jaskaran Bika
Email:

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