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Natoora
Salary: Based on experience
Location: Bermondsey, London
Type: Full Time
Posted: 4 months ago

Junior Buyer, Natoora

Salary: Based on experience
Location: Bermondsey, London
Type: Full Time
Posted: 4 months ago

ABOUT NATOORA
Natoora is committed to revolutionising the food system. Delivering radically seasonal produce to over 1600 restaurants in London, New York and Paris, we count among our customers some of the world’s most forward-thinking chefs and some of the world’s top restaurants.

We also engage directly with home cooks in our Natoora stores, concessions, home delivery and online via Ocado. We are actively seeking to change the way people understand fresh produce by putting flavour and biodiversity back onto the shelves.

Be part of a more meaningful and responsible food system that preserves seed varieties, growing techniques & traditions that are threatened by modern industrial farming and supermarket culture.

ABOUT THE JOB
We are seeking a bright, confident and experienced Produce Buyer to join our team. You’ll be adding your own passion and expertise to a team with an unparalleled knowledge of fruit, vegetables and specialist produce – united in its commitment to building a new supply chain. Grounded in at least 3 years’ worth of experience in the fresh food industry, you’ll have a keen eye for consumer trends and bring new ideas to our food system revolution.

We have spent over fifteen years building our own supply chain, uniting over 400 growers and producers across Europe. You will take on a fundamental role in that sourcing and purchasing process, ensuring its ongoing efficiency and success. Thinking outside the box, you will reduce non-conformities and read deep into our live data to increase availability across the range.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, bringing dynamic energy to our tight-knit team. You’ll be confident in juggling several projects at once and thrive when no two days are the same. Willing to get stuck in, always looking to go beyond what you already know. Most importantly, you’ll be driven by a genuine commitment to change the way food is being farmed & supplied.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining correct par stocks and product identification for stock control, and all corresponding paperwork and pricing
  • Monitoring and reporting against KPIs
  • Reviewing business processes, including reviewing freight costs in and out and looking at ways of reducing costs whilst maximising value to the company
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders, identifying and resolving supply chain issues
  • Actively engaging in SOPs on the supply side

ABOUT YOU

  • 2+ years experience as a Buyer (fresh produce)
  • Excellent communication & planning skills
  • Plenty of initiative and ability to work unsupervised
  • Confident in the use of Excel, databases and other Tech programmes
  • Willingness to work directly with the produce in the warehouse
  • Remain calm under pressure and use reasoned judgement to make quick, solid decisions
  • Ability to speak Italian. Other languages are desirable (French & Spanish)

PERKS

  • Cost-price fruit & vegetables – we don’t profit from sales to our own team members
  • Your birthday off*
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised lunch – made with the same seasonal produce we supply to chefs
    CODE Hospitality membership, getting you up to 50% off at London and UK’s leading restaurants*
  • Cycle to Work scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loan*
  • Kitchen stocked from our own growers and producers – including Estate Dairy milk and butter – as well as from our Spa Terminus neighbours Monmouth & Little Bread Pedlar

*Once you’ve hit the 6 month mark

Our vision for a better food system is built on real human relationships and a diversity of experience, perspective and ideas. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

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