Site Lead Buyer

Corby £ 45,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 013706

A food manufacturer based in Northamptonshire have a requirement for a permanent full-time Site Lead Buyer focused on both food ingredient purchasing and also packaging.



Commutable from: Northamptonshire, Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Daventry, Peterborough, Market Harborough, Desborough, Wellingborough


Salary: £ 45,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. plus company benefits


The Role


The Site Lead Junior Buyer role:

  • Source, purchase and deliver the agreed category of materials and services to meet the manufacturing plans

  • Collaboratively ensure both materials and services provide best value to both site and group

  • Build effective supplier relationships and ensure best practices are evolved through governance, service and market knowledge

  • Lead formal supplier and category assessment, as well as performance management using robust practices

  • Develop procurement strategies for key specific categories

  • Actively engage with suppliers and proactively support innovation

  • Manage material stocks proactively ensuring availability



The Person


A Site Lead Buyer with procurement experience within food manufacturing and international trade.

Working knowledge of the ingredient and packaging supply chain.

Strong negotiation, communication and relationship management skills.

Exposure to working in a fast-paced procurement department.

Good working knowledge of Microsoft systems as well as ERP system exposure.

Degree educated or CIPS qualified.



To apply for the position of Site Lead Buyer please forward your CV to Matthew Griffiths

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