Junior Buyer

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1431157/85606/LK
  • Date Posted: 16 July 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Chertsey
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £25,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK. With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it. We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.

As a NHSSC Category Junior Buyer, you will support the entire end to end procurement process for your categories on behalf of NHS Supply Chain: Food. You will support the buyers with the administration and management of their categories which will include system and tracker accuracy, supplier relationship management, stakeholder engagement, tendering activities, data analysis, range management and continuous improvement.  Ensuring all activities are performed in line with Public Contract Regulations 2015.

What we'll give:
  • Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:

You will manage and prioritise your own workload and be able to manage expectations of Stakeholders.  You will have a great eye for detail and will be able be able analyse, evaluate and summarise efficiently information appropriate for the audience.

You will be passionate about your categories and motivated to ensure that we meet our team targets and KPI's to deliver value to our client and drive savings for the NHS, whilst also ensuring we deliver growth to our supplier partners through engagement and performance management.  

You will be a great communicator who will be able to develop strong relationships with all stakeholders and be able to work cross functionally to ensure we deliver for our client.

In return, we offer each individual clearly defined career pathways, L&D programmes and progression opportunities to support you in your long-term career aspirations.

Who you are:

Our Foodbuy team is made up of passionate and driven team players. We work as one unit to ensure that all client needs are met. We appreciate that the workplace should be a fun and welcoming environment - we promote diversity, inclusivity and sustainability (our awards prove this!). Whilst attitude towards work is a huge success factor, we're also looking for the following;

  • Ideally you will have previous experience in Buying, either as a Buyers Admin or Junior Buyer
  • Highly analytical
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to navigate systems 
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Genuine team player
  • Stakeholder management skills
Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.