Meat Buying Manager

Location Harrogate
Discipline: Farming, Food & Fresh Produce, Pet, Vet & Animal Health
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £35000 to £40000
Contact name: Maria Ledbury

Contact email:
Job ref: 14697 KM
Published: about 1 year ago

The Company: 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 Job Role Overview:

  • 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.        

Personal Skills:

  • 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

Salary package

Up to £40,000 + benefits

Personal specification

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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