Strategic Sourcing Buyer

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Chertsey, Surrey
£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive salary plus package
Compass Group
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Are you an ambitious and customer orientated Buyer or Procurement professional, driven to develop a career within a FTSE 100 organisation? If so, we currently have a brilliant opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Buyer to join us in Chertsey to support our contract with the Department of Health! 

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 descriptionCompetitive salary plus package
Main responsibilitiesAs our Strategic Sourcing Buyer, you will engage and support a wide range of stakeholders and execute best sourcing procurement process. This is an opportunity to join a successful team who provide the very best products to complement our award winning service and delivery.

You will contribute to the team’s continued success by building sourcing analysis that enables Foodbuy to optimise its buying power across all markets, building insight for negotiations and market knowledge and conducting industry analysis to support business stakeholders with commercial understanding of the market place within a highly progressive and fast paced environment.
Ideal candidateThe role would suit someone who is highly commercial and results driven. You will be a strong analyst, committed to achieving the highest levels of commercial success individually and for the team. You will be expected to deliver against multiple project plans, therefore you must be able to prioritise multiple demands with a proven ability to operate at pace in an entrepreneurial environment.

You will be build strong relationships with internal customers and have a collaborative approach with the ability to work cross functionally with colleagues across the business. The ideal candidate will have experience in Strategic Sourcing.

Though not essential, CIPS professional qualifications or previous experience of E- auctioning or E-tendering would be an advantage.

Contact Details:
Compass Group
Tel: 0121 457 5000
Contact: Anwen John

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