ingredients buyer - part-time or full-time

ingredients buyer - part-time or full-time

innocent drinks
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We're looking for someone to join our Ingredient Procurement Team as a full time or part time senior ingredients buyer. You'll be getting to the source of our ingredients and finding out exactly what makes our drinks taste so good. You'll be building long term relationships with our supply base and managing an ingredient portfolio. Keeping an eye on the costs, finding creative cost savings and making sure we always have enough ingredients to fuel the supply chain are our key objectives as a team.

The role also involves working on innovation projects and enabling the delivery of our new recipes.

Security of supply is critical to make sure we identify and mitigate risks in the future and so you will be leading resilience projects and working closely with our Fruit Tech Team and Sustainability team.

The role will also involve stepping back and forming a 3 year plan for your ingredient portfolio, thinking about the strategic challenges and opportunities to go after.


you'll have

  • Procurement experience
  • Negotiation and commercial analytical skills
  • Supplier/Customer relationship management experience or excellent inter-personnel skills with the ability to form strong working relationships
  • Project management and leadership skills, including how to make a strong recommendation
  • The ability to think strategically and set a 3 year plan
  • The ability to lead many workstreams and work in a team whilst managing key stakeholders 

you'll get

  • Negotiation and commercial analytical skills
  • Ownership of a varied ingredient basket
  • The opportunity to develop leadership skills
  • Work in cross functional teams across the supply chain and wider business
  • The chance to work with our ingredient suppliers
  • The opportunity to develop communication and emotional intelligence skills through negotiation and leveraging key relationships
  • Supplier/Customer relationship management experience Project management and leadership skills, including how to make a strong recommendation

You will help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities in the UK and across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package. We also have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. Take a look at our reward page for more details.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close on Wednesday 2nd June.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.

No agencies please.

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Ingredients buyer