HelloFresh is hiring a

Junior Buyer

Auckland, New Zealand

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 18 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The HelloFresh Group now includes our core brand, HelloFresh, as well as: Green Chef, EveryPlate, Chefs Plate, Factor_, and Youfoodz.

The role

As a Junior Buyer, you will report to the Procurement Operations Lead to manage and order the weekly supply of products ensuring our customers receive high-quality ingredients in time. We are looking for a hands-on, self-motivated, and problem-solving individual to join our fast-paced Procurement Operations team. You will support and optimise the operations and day-to-day runnings of the grocery category striving for operational excellence. 

Above all, we are looking for people who will make HelloFresh better. We believe there are many different ways of developing skills and we love diverse experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we would really like to learn more about you.

What you’ll do

  • Be in charge of managing the weekly supply of our ingredients to ensure our customers receive high-quality ingredients on time
  • Own the end-to-end ordering process; you will be the expert on all operational concerns for your category
  • Work with suppliers to ensure on-time, on-spec deliveries and optimise supplier operational excellence. 
  • Resolve any unforeseen problems relating to supply shortages, operational issues, or quality issues quickly and professionally. A high level of resilience and quick thinking is required to solve these time-sensitive problems.
  • Be a liaison between procurement and the warehouse/production teams, building strong communication channels for quick resolutions of potential issues
  • Assist with cost reporting and invoice validation
  • Work cross-functionally to drive continuous improvement in our processes and tools to drive growth and scale of business functions  

What you’ll bring

  • Ability to work well under pressure, and remain productive and positive when things don't go to plan
  • Ability to critically and creatively assess problems and make an informed decision based on the options available
  • Highly effective in time management and prioritisation - Able to juggle multiple demands at the same time, and prioritise those most critical to the business
  • Experience with relationship management  (creating, managing, and maintaining relationships)
  • Able to negotiate with a variety of stakeholders (internal teams through to suppliers)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Good analytical skills, with good command of Excel
  • A “whatever it takes” mentality that drives you to find solutions quickly and whenever needed
  • Proactive, ambitious, and assertive
  • Preferred: Experience and understanding of Food or FMCG and the nature of the industry including pace, criticality of timing etc. Preferably with some level of commercial/operational experience.
  • Proactive, ambitious, and assertive attitude
  • Passionate about our business and operational nature of this role: a foodie and operations and problem-solving zealot
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment where no two days are the same
  • A team player who shares best practices with others

What we offer

  • Significant reduction on our meal kits, 70% off from your first day 
  • HelloFresh Academies, monthly internal learning & development 
  • Continuous development including external courses 
  • Working flexibility available with a work from home hybrid
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment
  • A guaranteed steep learning curve & boost for your career 
  • Regular team-building events 
  • Access to Headspace and ClassPass

Start Date: Feb, 2023

Duration: Full time role.

Location: Penrose, Auckland 

Are you up for the challenge?

Please submit your complete application below including your salary expectations and earliest starting date.

After submitting an application our team will review this and get back to you within 5 business days. 

About HelloFresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers’ homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

We want to adapt our processes and create a safe space that welcomes everyone so please let us know how we can accommodate our process. In case you have any accessibility requirements you can share that with us in the application form.

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