Buyer - Dairy and Fats

The Bread Factory

LondonCompetitive Full time

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

As our teams grow, we are looking for our next Buyer to join our team.

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 dairy ingredients categories, and retender as appropriate, according to crop calendars and seasonality.
  • Actively maintain live knowledge of supply markets and develop/ implement buying strategy.
  • Manage supplier relationships, monitoring KPIs such as price competitiveness, quality, 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 the smooth running of the business.

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

  • Minimum 4 years experience in a similar role
  • 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 commodity 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% off 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 include 24-hour GP service, parties, Cycle to work schemes, and more…

We understand that flexibility can improve productivity to help you balance your career with your commitments and interests outside of work. Please let us know if you have a suggestion of how we can make this role work for you.

We believe job descriptions are your daily to-do lists, and that’s why our job adverts are a little bit about us and why we would like you to choose us. If you are successful at our pre-screening stage, we can provide you with the full job description