Head of Buying

Posted 10 February by Rise Resourcing
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Head of Buying

North London

£90,000 + Package

I am recruiting for an experienced Senior Buyer / Category Buying Manager to join a leading retailer based within their north London office. You will be responsible for delivering a commercially focused Fresh product ranges that meet both company and team targets, while maintaining a strategic business focus to ensure continued growth in the categories

  • Building & maintaining strong relationships with large FMCG suppliers
  • Manage a Team of Buyers
  • Sourcing suppliers & negotiating best cost prices
  • Analysing sales figures to plan successful future lines
  • Review levels of own brand stock & ensure adequate levels are available and minimise risk
  • Presenting reports, figures & trend information to the Senior Management team
  • Dealing and resolving escalated Grocery supplier queries
  • Analyse market trends and competitor activity
  • Working with the own brand development team to ensure new products adhere to department business plans

Key requirements for the role;

  • Proven experience as Senior Buyer / Category Buyer Manager / Buying Manager within a fast paced, FMCG environment preferably Fresh / Frozen food
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively
  • Able to adapt swiftly in a fast paced, ever changing FMCG market.
  • Good level of education, degree is preferable
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively at all levels
  • Good working knowledge of budgets and managing conflicting projects
  • Excellent understanding of all MS Office products including advanced Excel

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Buying / Head of Category to join a leading retailer so if the role sounds of interest apply today.

Reference: 39614414

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