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Buying Manager


Buitelaar Foods, an arm of the Buitelaar Group, is one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of meat and meat products, particularly high-quality pet food ingredients, selling to customers across the UK and Internationally. Due to rapid expansion over the last 2 years, we are seeking a Buying Manager to lead and manage the rapidly expanding supply chain. We are a hardworking but fun team and would love to hear from likeminded people who can help keep the office in order.

The role will require you to;

  • Work with the sales team to maintain our high standard and service level and ensuring profits are maximised.
  • Delivery of margin targets through supplier negotiations and forward contracting.
  • Maximising opportunities with current supply chain.
  • Create and build relationships with new suppliers/ businesses across the UK and Europe.
  • Create buying and seasonality calendars/ schedules to ensure we are maximising our opportunities year-round.
  • Using market and industry knowledge to create strategies to deliver excellent service levels and educate our customers on product availability.

We would anticipate the successful candidate to;

  • Have an understanding and experience within the meat industry.
  • Attention to detail, organised and analytically minded
  • Proven negotiator
  • At least 2 – 3 years industry relevant experience
  • Ability to work at pace, in a fast environment with drive, energy and enthusiasm

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