Buyer - Protein/Alt. Pro

McMahons Point Permanent
  • Great Opportunity in the Food Industry
  • Join an organization primed for career growth

About Our Client

My client is a leading food services business who is passionate about continually delivering outstanding benefits, service and experience to their clients through innovate, leveraged relationships with our supply partners. Currently operating at thousands of client locations around the world, from hospitals, schools and oil rigs to corporate headquarters and the world's biggest entertainment venues.

Their passion for procurement is led by their supply chain talent. They seek to establish true partnerships with their clients and supply partners delivering growth and innovation for all. Their values represent the cornerstone of how they achieve this together.

They pride their business around providing innovative, flexible procurement solutions.

Job Description

Strategic sourcing & Category Strategy Execution 40%

  • Drive strategic sourcing events with the key focus on optimizing cost, quality, delivery & technology standards to the clients with a focus on bringing a local (site by site) perspective to a national category.
  • Improve local performance via supplier consolidation, negotiating commercial supplier arrangements and developing strategic partnerships.
  • Oversee the day-to-day sourcing of new items and specials sourcing to ensure they are in alignment with overall category strategy.
  • Visit sites and hotels periodically to gain a better understanding of product and service offering needs and act on issues presented, providing strategic procurement advice to maximise commercial outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and innovation from a sourcing perspective towards environmental management and sustainability programs. Review supplier offerings for innovative products to reduce costs

Supplier Performance Management 30%

  • With the stakeholders, drive SRM KPI performance reviews with key suppliers and correctively action poor performing suppliers. Drive continuous improvement
  • Maintain relationships with strategic suppliers with the aim to be a first point of call for new innovative products and specials
  • Perform other administrative functions associated with this role as necessary by (among other activities):
  1. Cataloguing and maintaining contract and supplier files relating to events and contracts conducted and responsible for.
  2. Documenting all relevant information and supplier responses regarding product/service availability, specification, competitive tendering and price within Contracts in the online repository.
  3. Allocate tasks to responsible persons arising from Contracts.

Client Engagement 15%

  • Build and maintain productive internal and external relationships to facilitate the delivery of Category Strategy and objectives
  • Review and validate the market updates to internal customers on status of products, quality, availability and expected trends.
  • Hold regular meetings with departments and staff to ensure the approaches to work are planned & consistent with policy and encourage staff development by regular feedback. Consistently seek to develop a trusting relationship and working rapport with departments and team members and ensure a positive approach to work
  • Support Procurement in delivery of consistent service, policy and process.

People Management & Leadership 10%

  • Developing Direct Reports if any
  • Identify appropriate training needs to ensure continuous skill development

Heath, Safety and Security Management 5%

  • Adhere to policy, procedures and systems relating to health and safety
  • Take reasonable care for own and others health and safety
  • Cooperate with the company in relation to actions taken to comply with Occupational Health & Safety Legislation

The Successful Applicant

Skills & Qualifications

  • Relevant completed or partial tertiary qualification Economics/Business/Commerce, CIPS, IFPSM or AAPCM qualification or equivalent is highly regarded
  • Negotiating - Advanced
  • Drive for Results - Intermediate
  • Timely Decision Making - Intermediate
  • Communication (Written/Presentation) - Advanced
  • Strategic Agility - Intermediate
  • Supplier Relationship Management - Intermediate


  • Experience in Contract Management and sourcing and / or formal Procurement environment of at least 5 years.
  • Experience in Contract Management and sourcing within an FMCG and / or formal Procurement environment of at least 5 years.
  • Highly skilled in influencing and negotiation - Internal and External.
  • Well-developed communication and presentations skills, able to influence at all levels internally and externally
  • A track record in identifying and delivering sustained cost reduction opportunities
  • Excellent supplier relationship management skills
  • An ability to adapt and work at strategic / operational or transactional level

What's on Offer

- A career opportunity within a progressive organisation

- An attractive salary package including bonus

- Manage a direct report (Associate Buyer)

- Hybrid working

Georgia Green
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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Category Manager
What is your industry?
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
McMahons Point
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Georgia Green
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