Buying Assistant, Harwich, Essex

Surya foods is a family owned and run food manufacturing operation in Harwich, Essex.

Established in the 1980’s, Surya, part of Flying Trade Group is a rapidly expanding family owned business with a £168 million annual turnover and 1458 strong employee base.​

With its flagship Laila brand​, 17 quality grains​, 200k tones milling capacity​ and BRC A grade facility, we are a major Global Foods supplier in the Asian, Oriental, European and Afro-Caribbean sectors.​ Expanding fast into mainstream FMCG territory. ​

The Role

  • Full time / permanent
  • Monday to Friday 9am till 6pm
  • Salary: Competitive/negotiable DOE

Reporting to the Buying Director, we are recruiting on a permanent basis, a full time Buying Assistant to be based at our Head Offices, Harwich, Essex.

  • Providing support and assistance to the Buying Director
  • Manage the buying relationships with suppliers to the business
  • Working with internal teams and suppliers to deliver product solutions
  • Develop collaborative relationships with key suppliers
  • Negotiate and secure the supply chain for products at competitive prices
  • Positive problem solving;
  • Effectively support the buying function.

Skills Required;

  • Food buying experience is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Ability to deal with a complexity of products
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Capable decision maker

If you have the necessary skills, we’d love to hear from you.




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