Buyer - Grocery

Posted 27 February by Quest Search and Selection Ltd

A leading food & FMCG retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee one of their largest product divisions. As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for the category plan to reduce costs and optimise terms with partners and to maximise turnover and profitability.

You will be part of a large international organisation with a highly influential buying and marketing power & a brand with sustainable financial support in branded and own-brand product development.

In this position you responsibilities include:

  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range
    Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers & brands
  • Developing relationships with their retail estate
    Drive cost down within supply base
  • Deliver opportunities within own-label and branded products to drive sales & margin
    Maintain sales and profit according to Category Plan
  • Leveraging Group buying power
    Working in collaboration regarding the promotional & marketing programme to maximise profit and sales
  • To identify, source, and develop own-brand product ranges
  • Trade ethically and in line with all compliance and legislative requirements
  • Have gained a commercial understanding of the brand and commercial requirements
  • Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Category Management or Buying experience within Food, Supermarket, Retail, FMCG or Wholesale environment
  • Ideal but not essential in negotiating & working with wholesale markets
  • Grocery category experience is desirable but not essential
  • Track record of negotiations with large suppliers
  • Working towards P & L budgets
  • Experience with Branded and/ or Own-Brand ranges
  • Range Planning
  • Long Term Agreements
  • Working closely with Planning, DC & Marketing teams
  • Graduate calibre
  • Excellent communication at all levels

In return you will work for a retail with a great international, Blue-chip business with a package to suit which include Bonus, Private healthcare & Car . If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q104219.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • buyer trading buying manager food category range planning

Reference: 34567159

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