Ingredients Buyer - FMCG
Ingredients Buyer - This is a key role within a NPI food division where your ingredient buying experience will be invaluable. You will : - Source materials & services required from approved suppliers. Source New Raw Materials (NRM's) for NPD dept. so development team can react to customer briefs quickly. Maintain the NRM tracker & liaise with the NPD Team to ensure all new raw materials meet customer codes of practise, supplier policies & EU legislation. Ensure they meet with the Technical, NPD & Purchasing dept.'s requirements. Assist "go live" of approved ingredients commercially. Build & maintain relationships with current & new suppliers as approved. Update /own relevant areas of the Procurement Master file/pricing, automated purchasing system to ensure the most up to date data is readily available. Support Supply Chain to monitor & measure supplier lead-times, KPIs & take action as necessary. Deliver vendor performance reporting. Operations. Liaise with SCM & Production Planning to ensure accurate forecasting of requirements & secure suitable raw material volumes for production at all times. Provide great service to Innovation team on projects & new material requirements. Secure raw materials for new projects. Work with Technical Dept. re specifications / Food safety policies. Managing slow moving so minimal write offs. Adherence to agreed KPI'S. Propose CI initiatives & lead/Support CI projects in procurement. Skills / Qualifications/ Experience: Min 3 years in a similar role in FMCG food industry. Degree/Dip or similar relevant discipline. Sourcing / Supplier Mgt. Exp. Excellent negotiation, organisational & time mgt. skills. Product knowledge. Interpersonal skills, both verbally & written. Strong admin & numerical skills with excellent attention to detail. Proficient in MS Excel, costing, analyse data are essential to this role. Self-starter who will work on own initiative; adaptable; can multi-task when necessary. Can reach Kildare & travel locally if needed. A competitive salary is on offer and a super supportive working environment.
16 days ago