Buyer – Harwich, Essex.


Location: Harwich, Essex

Salary: Competitive and Negotiable (Dependant upon skills and experience)

Status: Full Time / Permanent

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 one of the biggest suppliers 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 around 2,500 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 a junior level and a mid/senior level buyer who will be responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to best serve the commercial performance of the business.

Working out of our 11 acre head office, warehouse and distribution site in Harwich, working closely with our experienced team of buyers and existing and new suppliers 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.

Ideally you 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. The role will suit someone who is keen to develop and learn the business with career progression opportunities available longer term.

The environment is busy, fast paced and sometimes pressurised, therefore an ability to remain calm when under pressure is essential.

If you want to join us on the journey, and work with great people in a fast growing Company, we would love to hear from you.


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