Buyer fixed term contract (Maternity Cover)Posted on 27th March 2024

Bradbury’s is a leading UK food business and has been providing quality cheese to consumers, sourced from regions of the United Kingdom and around the globe, and is very highly regarded amongst the retail and foodservice community. The key to our success can be attributed to the winning combination of industry knowledge and experience coupled with continuous innovation to meet future customer trends and demands.


We are recruiting for a Buyer to cover a Maternity Leave within the Procurement Team


With over 120 suppliers including our own artisan cheese making facilities you are faced with many cultural differences therefore you need tenacity, sensitivity and stamina to achieve your challenging goals. You will be able to communicate messages clearly and concisely, listening all the time to the customer’s needs while ensuring business KPI’s are met in a timely and accurate fashion


Responsibilities but not limited to:-

  • Directly responsible for sourcing packaging and Ingredients, negotiating and placing of contracts with suppliers within budget
  • Providing the business with up-to-date market and product information to enable informed business decisions to be formulated.
  • Communicate with suppliers when escalated from supply chain where problems are encountered with regards to delayed deliveries and quality issues
  • Liaise with technical department with regards to investigating and take corrective action if purchased materials do not meet specified requirements.
  • Identify and suggest new suppliers to the Company. Ensure a thorough and comprehensive vetting process is undertaken
  • Reduce stock write offs to agreed minimum yearly level in liaison with supply chain department
  • Ensure all purchases fully comply with legislative and Company Health and Safety
  • Manage supplier relationships, using supplier performance management tools,
  • Undertake visits to existing and new suppliers when required

Essential Skills & qualifications


·IT Literate- particularly Excel

·Good communicator



Applications to Jane Marfleet by e-mail with current CV

Closing date 12th April 2024


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