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Buying Manager - Bolton, Lancashire

Buying Manager - Bolton

Salary: £45 - 50k

Key words: Buying Manager, Retail, Purchasing Manager, Buyer, Purchasing, Procurement, Purchaser, Procurement Manager, Food Retail, Food Manufacturing, FMCG

Our client is part of an established Retail Bakery outlet with over 160 shops located across the North West, Midlands and Yorkshire regions.

Due to a retirement, they are now seeking an experienced and driven Buying Manager to join the senior management team.



This role will be tasked with managing the procurement of a diverse range of ingredients for its own manufacturing site, retail products for the shops, and other procurement required for the business such as utilities.



You will need to be hugely commercially aware with strong experience of food buying/procurement for ideally, both manufacturing and retail shops.

You must be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, including the day to day management of these suppliers, developing new sources and delivering for the business on time and at the most competitive overall cost.

You will have a proven record of successful negotiations.

Experience and Attributes:

? Proven experience of Procurement of food manufacturing materials and ingredients.
? Ideally experience of working for a retail food business.
? Strong ability to negotiate.

Key diplomacy and communication skills.
? Conveys credibility, confidence and gravitas.
? Results driven attitude, combined with the ability to motivate and develop others.


? High attention to detail, with strong organisational skills.
? Strong problem solving and analytical skills.


? Background in working alongside commercial and technical teams within a food manufacturing environment.


? Excellent approach to team work, supporting other areas of the business and working under own initiative.

To be considered for this role, please apply with a copy of your updated CV and covering letter.

Key words: Buying Manager, Retail, Pur