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Junior Buyer - Food/FMCG


Job Description:

Junior Buyer



Flexible Working




The role involves supporting the efficient running of a busy purchasing team with opportunities to be responsible for their own spend areas. The role requires a driven, energetic, and charismatic individual who has a background in FMCG who has a desire to learn and drive the department forward.




  • Purchasing of low spend areas.
  • Raise and control purchase orders for indirect areas.
  • Interact with other stakeholder departments including Marketing and Technical.
  • Coordinate packaging and raw material trials.
  • Manage processes of non-conformity.
  • Responsible for KPIs including Purchasing department reports.
  • The generation and maintenance of department and category specific reports.
  • Researching and collating market information for data capture.
  • Maintain data on the MRP system and perform statistical analysis for Purchasing department.
  • Support the team on projects and tender processes.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to suppliers and resolve enquires in an efficient and friendly manner.


The Candidate




  • Experience in food/FMCG.
  • Qualified to A-level standard or be able to demonstrate relevant experience within supply chain.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Charismatic and highly driven.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel.
  • Highly organised individual who has excellent time management



  • Experience in meat or dry ingredients.
  • Experience within purchasing.
  • Qualified in or studying CIPS.
  • Experience of using MRP systems – specifically IFS.


Next Steps

To apply for this role, please contact Lucy Waters at Silven on either 0161 832 7463 or [email protected]

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing

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