Buyer (Mid-Senior Level) – Harwich, Essex.
Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods to the UK food sector. Its unrivalled, extensive world food ranges has seen it become the biggest supplier of world food lines into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, with extensive independent retail accounts across the UK. Surya owns three rice brands listed in the UK top ten according to 2014 Nielsen data. (Laila, Salaam & Apna).
With 2,000 products available, Surya represents over 50 agency lines from some of the world’s leading companies as well as its own popular house-brands, including Laila, Salaam, Apna, Jamaica’s Pride, Reggae Kitchen and Island Sun.
As a result of continued growth we are looking to expand our existing buying team. As such, we are recruiting for an experienced buyer who will be responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to best serve the commercial performance of the business. Working closely with existing suppliers and colleagues you will be able to identify new commercial opportunities for the Company and actively engage in sourcing activities, support supplier discussions and negotiations and contract reviews / tenders.
The ideal candidate will have previous buying experience in an fmcg background, strong organisational skills, a high attention to detail and good working knowledge of systems such as ERP, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Working out of our Head Office in Harwich you will work closely with the supply chain and planning departments and will have experience in analysing consumer buying patterns and trends to develop a customer led approach to category management. In addition you will be able to work closely with the management team to create internal and external KPI’s for the procurement function.
If you want to join us on the journey, have the dedication to take us to the next level and work with excellent people, we would love to hear from you.