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Buyer - Dairy and Eggs

The Organisation

This is an exciting role for a Dairy and Eggs buyer to join the EU head office of a market leading food manufacturer.

The Role

• Managing a budget of c £60m +
• Develop and implement category strategies for a portfolio of ingredients and commodities, using category management tools and processes
• Actively participate in, and support, a range of cross-functional project teams which deliver cost, quality & service optimisation’s, value improvement and innovation development (NPD)
• Price any variations, manage sub-contractor and client relationships

The Candidate

• Strong experience in global procurement of Ingredients or Commodities
• Professional experience of purchasing contracts
• Understanding of sustainability, seasonality and variance
• Ability to build trust, relationships and manage expectations
• Commercially aware
• Professional in manner and able to be an ambassador of the business
• Able to conduct internal and external presentations
• Motivated self-starter - able to identify improvement ideas
• Ability to own and deliver own work against tight deadlines

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones, we put specialist expertise to work. We draw upon our experience in FMCG across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and IT recruitment, to not only deliver a solution but also a great customer experience.

We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £200k for permanent roles, and £250 to £2,000 a day for interim assignments. 

If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals.