Senior Buyer - Packaging and Indirects

The Bread Factory

LondonCompetitiveFull time

The Bread Factory is a Food Manufacturing bakery dedicated to making deliciously crafted bread, cakes, and pastries. We are proud to craft products for our GAIL’s bakeries, neighborhood grocery stores, restaurants, and more!

As our teams grow, we are on the lookout for our next

This role covers the procurement of all indirect (equipment & services) & packaging spend. It provides a fantastic opportunity to grow in a fast-paced environment and help to reshape the way we work with suppliers, manage risk and drive efficiencies across the business.

Every day is different at The Bread Factory, but here are some of the things you will be doing:

  • Manage the full procurement process including market research, competitive pricing, supplier selection and negotiation, contract implementation and supplier performance review on ingredients.
  • Manage the packaging and GNFR categories, retender as appropriate, according to buying calendars and seasonality.
  • Actively maintain live knowledge of supply markets and implement buying strategy.
  • Manage supplier relationship of key suppliers, monitoring KPIs such as price competitiveness and service level.
  • Support NPD and Marketing plans by sourcing new products for launches.
  • Liaise with the Production, Purchasing, NPD, Finance, Technical, Sales and Operations teams to ensure a smooth running of the business.

Our team tells us you will be a great addition if you have…

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced culture of change.
  • Retail Experience
  • Presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Inquisitive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Passionate about global economics and interdependencies
  • Knowledge of packaging markets or trading environments

What’s in it for you?

  • Free products on the job
  • Family-friendly policies such as enhanced maternity and paternity pay, and grandparents leave
  • 50% GAIL’s discount card and 40% off at The Bread Factory & The Flour Station Markets. As well as access to our benefits platform
  • 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays
  • 3 months career break with your job waiting for you when you return
  • Wellbeing benefits such as 24-hour GP service, parties, Cycle to work schemes and more…