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Senior Buyer Food

Posted 2 February by Seven Easy Apply Ended

Senior Buyer Food - up to £70,000 plus excellent package - Kent based

An excellent opportunity has arisen within a fast paced successful food client who is seeking a food buyer to join their dynamic and expanding team in Kent to assist with an increase in work force.

The successful senior buyer must have demonstrable experience of food buying gained from a food retailer, hospitality or food manufacturer. Your responsibilities as the buyer will be to source and negotiate the optimum range for your category to deliver the targeted sales, profit and margin target. You will be someone who can identify new areas of opportunity and develop and gain commitment for your product category strategy. You will work cross-functionally with category, technical, pricing, finance & supply chain teams to deliver optimum product that meets all quality and service level KPIs & customer needs You will have excellent negotiation and influencing skills and will be able to demonstrate a can do attitude. You will have a proven track record of delivering category cash margin growth & overall gross cash profit of UK business. As well as excellent skills in controlling the cost of goods and delivering terms improvements with the supplier base

Skills: buying skills, UK food buying experience, Commercial Management, analytical skills, cross functional working, ability to work at pace, agility, category management, Marketing Principles, Negotiation and influencing skills

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your senior food buyer career with a leading food organisation, in an environment and culture that supports your personal development you will be rewarded for your hard work with a competitive salary and a generous salary of up to £70,000 plus package

Full detailed job spec provided on application so please forward your CV

If you do not hear back within 7 days the relevant consultant has decided not to progress with your application. We are a specialist in the consumer sector and as such most of our vacancies require candidates with experience in the consumer market. We will therefore retain your details and contact you if we can be of some assistance to you in your search

Required skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Buying
  • Commercial Management
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation

Reference: 34057527

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