Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

AAK is proud to be the worlds leading producer of specialty vegetable fats. Through our unique co-development approach, we develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with our customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results. By doing so, we solve customer specific needs across many industries including Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Foodservice, Infant Nutrition and Personal Care.

Our pioneering spirit and passion for innovation keeps us at the cutting edge of our industry and is what sets us apart. It enables our employees to work in a safe and supportive environment in which they make a genuine impact. AAK employ more than 3,500 employees globally and with 20 production facilities and customisation plants, and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents we have one of our industries most diverse global footprints.

AAK Runcorn

AAK Runcorn is the home to AAK Foods, a major manufacturer and supplier of sauces, condiments and dressings to the retail and foodservice sectors. Our private label work has won awards for taste and quality, and our products can be found on the shelves of stores throughout the world.

From our site on Davy Road, to the east of the town centre, we work with customers to co-develop new recipes for grocery private label products, retail restaurants, quick service restaurants, foodservice and food ingredients.

About the role

AAK are seeking to appoint a Senior Buyer to join the team in Runcorn which reports directly to the Site Manager. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Management Team to source, negotiate and procure, materials and services to meet the companys operational requirements in line with company objectives, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

Main responsibilities
  • Contemporary best practices for the procurement of materials, equipment, and services
  • Processes and methods to effectively manage business relationships and negotiations with suppliers of raw materials or product components; ability to apply related knowledge, experience, and skills into real practice.
  • Supplier selection, using benchmarking and evaluation tools.
  • Purchasing policies, regulations, and fundamental processes.
  • Employment of strategies to reduce cost and improve supplier service level.
  • Business acumen and pro-active approaches to continuous improvement.
  • Provision of market intelligence using monthly reporting to inform risk, opportunity, and potential prompts for end-product commercial price management.
  • Innovate within the portfolio, recognising opportunities to decomplexify, rationalise or reduce costs.
  • Risk management and agile secondary supplier strategies.
About you
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience working in a similar role
  • Degree qualified.
  • CIPs Level 4 Essential/CIPS Level 5 Desirable
  • self motivated, self managing Individual with the ability to work with a good level of autonomy.
  • Computer literate.
  • Have strong passion for the role and drive to make change.
In return AAK offer:
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Company pension 3% Employee, 5% employer.
  • UK Healthcare scheme.
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Investment in training and development.
AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.

You may have experience of the following: : Senior Buyer, Purchasing, Purchasing Manager, Procurement, Buyer, Procurement Manager, Supplier Engagement, Purchasing, Buying etc.

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Cheshire, England, UK