Buyer- Maternity Cover

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    Chichester, West Sussex

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    Natasha Elliott

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Buyer- Maternity Cover
Chichester, West Sussex
Astute Technical are currently recruiting for a Buyer for a market leader within the Food Production and Manufacturing industry to join their Supply Chain team covering maternity for a minimum of 12 months. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Buyer to work for an established global provider within the food industry and help to source and buy a portfolio of products for the business to enhance the finish product, ultimately increasing their profitability and reputation.
As a Buyer, your duties will include:

  • Source and purchase products at the lowest possible price whilst ensuring levels of quality are maintained
  • Have a broad understanding of key factors effecting the supply chain such as ordering and clearance, logistics costs, stock management and holding ensuring company KPI's are hit through correct management of this
  • Managing and maintaining the optimum stock level throughout the year whilst considering demand forecast, yields and supply changes
  • Analyse supplier's performance with the goal to seek longterm improvements
  • Engage within the product development process
  • Ensure waste targets and customer standards are followed through monitoring production and close work with the technical team

To be considered for the Buyer role, it would be desirable to have:

  • Experience of working within an FMCG supply chain environment
  • Capable of maintaining and growing professional relationships between teams and suppliers
  • Knowledge of stock replenishment and inventory management
  • Financial understanding of budgets and P&L accounts
  • An additional language (French or Spanish) would be a huge advantage
  • Ability to use MS office and MRP Systems

As a Buyer, you will receive:

  • Enrolment to the company pension scheme
  • Discounted leisure membership
  • Access to approved training centre for Highfield qualifications
  • Development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme

Application Process:
Applying for this exciting opportunity could not be easier, simply email your up to date CV and covering letter to Natasha Elliott on nelliott@astutetechnical.co.uk or 02393 910 043

Astute Technical is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Become part of something great

  • I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!

  • A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.