Assistant Purchasing Manager 6M FTC

Reference Number: J11605
Salary: Competitive
Location: High Wycombe
Contract Type: Contract



We’re recruiting on behalf of a non-profit organisation based in High Wycombe for an Assistant Purchasing Manager to assist the Produce Purchasing Managers in the delivery of the strategic purchasing goals of the company across Europe. To assist in the delivery of agreed projects and deals across the range of produce in line with agreed global and local strategies and delivering safe products and lower costs for our Franchisees.


  • Analysing costs, volumes and exchange rates to deliver lowest possible costs for Franchisees
  • Accurate data maintenance – product database, etc.
  • Execution of timely and accurate communications, product change overs, product information etc.
  • Monitor supplier base and compliance to the produce program within all markets
  • Obtain current costs and other information on new suppliers and in new markets
  • Assist with the delivery of value adding activity in the produce category
  • Analyse benefits to Franchisees and produce basket costs per market
  • Assist with launching new suppliers, business approval process and communications
  • Assist with the administration required to set up new supplier contracts within agreed timelines


  • Graduate, or graduate caliber
  • Commercial experience working in a food or beverage company
  • Preferably experience within a purchasing and supply chain environment
  • Excellent communicator with strong written skills
  • Computer literate (intermediate or advanced MS PowerPoint and MS Excel skills)
  • Strong analytical and commercial skills
  • Experience working in with demanding customers
  • French language skills is an advantage

PERSONAL QUALITIES:               

  • Able to work to high standards, and adhere to agreed priorities, procedures and processes
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and change whilst maintaining tenacity and perseverance
  • Ability to communicate with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Ability to collate, evaluate, manipulate and draw conclusions from data
  • Ability to challenge and push back when appropriate, whilst maintaining a professional attitude

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