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Interim Category Manager - Food

Salary £200 - £300 per day + LTD (this will vary for PAYE)
Location Leicestershire,
Job Type Temp Jobs
Job Ref HQ00045266
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Macildowie is pleased to be recruiting an experienced Interim Food Buyer to join a large organisation based in Leicestershire. This is an interim assignment to help bridge the gap whilst the business recruits for a number of positions on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, your key responsibilities will be:

Responsible for the effective management and procurement of raw materials

Responsible for the effective management and mitigation of risk to ensure continuity of supply for goods

Monitor and review supplier performance and develop continuous improvement plans to ensure quality and service expectations are met and exceeded

In conjunction with technical and development teams ensure that all suppliers' specifications define the quality and production standards.

Co-ordinate and support internal investigations arising from supplier service and or quality failures. Work closely with the factory and technical teams to resolve issues

Work with planning and schedulers to ensure that appropriate lead times, moq's and stock levels are defined and maintained to optimise costs

Negotiation and administration of purchasing contracts for local purchases

Administer on line purchasing systems maintaining accurate pricing to minimise invoice errors

Implement and maintain effective systems to support the department and group purchasing

Represent purchasing department at site key meetings

Identify, support and deliver PIP projects for key category spends

Support the implementation of category plans and strategies

The Person

Purchasing experience gained within the Food or FMCG sector

The Company

This is a growing business based in Leicestershire, and as they embark on the next stage of growth they are looking to strengthen their Purchasing team. This is role has potential to become a Senior Buyer role depending on business performance as we move forward.

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