Buyer – Packaging


Join Our Procurement Team at The Compleat Food Group!

 We have a fantastic opportunity for a Packaging Buyer to join our expanding Procurement Team!

In this role, you will be responsible for developing an effective supply base by sourcing materials and selecting suppliers, managing their performance against agreed measures, and crafting and implementing impactful Category Strategies.

At The Compleat Food Group we never just make food. We make food to feel good, taste good and do good for everyone. Our aim is to delight our customers and consumers every day, creating the best possible foods for shoppers needs and budgets.

Our ability to drive category growth for our customers is through our focus on understanding our consumers and our relentless pursuit of innovation – we have the courage to think differently and challenge the status quo.

We work at the correct pace to make clear decisions and deliver on our commitments on time every time. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, always. We take in pride in everything we produce.

We value everybody who works in our organisation. Everyone is treated with respect and encouraged to thrive and develop. Together we will become number one for culture.

Location: Nottingham – Hybrid working 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 17:00 – early finish on Fridays.

Salary:  £40,000 per annum

 Your Duties Will Include:

  • Sourcing to specification/business needs of allocated categories meeting requirements for Assurance of Supply, Quality, Service, Cost and Innovation.
  • Sourcing implementation/introduction of new suppliers.
  • Management and measurement of Supplier Performance in line with contract and agreed measures.
  • Setting budgets/targets and providing business forecasts for allocated spend areas.
  • Delivering financial targets in line with budget.
  • Ensuring appropriate awareness of market drivers related to allocated categories and communication of impact to the business.
  • Risk assess supply and put mitigation actions in place.
  • Business partner with stakeholder groups to ensure optimal supply base performance. 
  • Leading and manage projects within allocated categories.
  • Deployment and implementation of best practice Procurement processes and techniques.
  • Ensuring all expenditure is sourced, permitted and transacted through approved processes within allocated categories.
  • Leading Procurement function activities and projects as may be required from time to time.
  • Continually seek commercial/competitive advantage throughout the company and help other budget holders achieve their targets through the negotiation of best value.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Professional/ Technical experience e.g. strategic sourcing / category management / experience in food industry.
  • Skilled negotiator – able to identify and exploit commercial opportunities.
  • Skilled in supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively stakeholder and influence all teams, areas, and levels of the Group.
  • Have excellent analytical, organisational & reporting skills.
  • Strong and confident decision maker.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in delivery, leading and managing projects.
  • Understanding and knowledge of contract law and processes.
  • CIPS qualified (Desirable).

Benefits to Include:

  • 33 Days annual leave
  • 2 Employee Volunteering Days per year
  • Online and High-street retailer discount scheme 
  • Employee well-being and community support groups
  • Informal and Formal training opportunities with personalised online LMS platform
  • Charity Initiatives and Team events
  • 24/7 Access to Grocery Aid (Free Financial, Emotional and Practical Support)
  • Physical Wellbeing Benefits – Free on demand exercise hub and various gym discounts.
  • Online Wellbeing benefits
  • Free Financial wellbeing – mortgage calculators, budget tools, financial aid tools
  • Holiday Discounts via Online Retail Discount


The Compleat Food Group are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.

We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do. 

Recruitment Agencies We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.