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Head of Buying

Head of Buying-FMCG fast food concept


£70,000-£75,000 + benefits

My client is one of the UK largest fast food restaurant chains, offering fresh, authentic & handmade oriental food nationally. 

As the Head of Buying, you will take the lead in negotiating commercial and contractual terms for purchases in both the UK and US.

You will manage a growing team and will be tasked with delivering cost savings to the business whilst maintaining high levels of quality and service to maintain and grow long-standing supplier relationships and to develop new opportunities at a competitive price.


  • Responsibility for £50m of food and non-food purchases
  • To develop buying strategy across several areas, including food, non-food and other areas of procurement
  • Able to reduce or control costs whilst maintaining or improving quality and standards whilst being commercially focused

The candidate:

  • You must have previous buying experience in a similar role
  • Previous people management experience
  • Experience in a fast-paced and high volume business (hospitality background an advantage)
  • Ability to target and deliver significant cost savings
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Strong organisation skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

If you are interested in this role or know someone suitable please feel to contact me on or call 0207 790 2666.

If you have the skills and experience for this great opportunity, please forward your CV to or call 02077902666 for more information.

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  • Start: Immediate
  • Duration: Full Time
  • Rate: £70k - 75k per year + Benefits
  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Purchasing
  • Recruiter: COREcruitment
  • Contact: Taj Rai
  • Tel: 0207 790 2666
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: HOBTR1
  • Posted: 2017-01-09 17:30:50 -

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