Buyer - Food & FMCG
Do you have a strong background in Fresh Food Buying/Category Management? Do you have a genuine passion for Food but looking for a new challenge?
Our client is a leading UK business based in the North West. They are now looking for a Buyer with Fresh or FMCG category experience to join the business in order to continue the delivery of the best possible service to their customers.
So what does this Buyer - Fresh Food role involve?
Above all, you will work towards delivering the overall strategy & plans which ultimately drives excellence in customer service and the overalls sales & profit targets.
You will be a 'hands-on' self-starter and must have excellent proven influencing and negotiating skills in managing product costs and income generation as well as the ability to develop, manage and implement category plans.
As a Buyer your role will be to manage your supplier relationships and maximise the long term profitability of specified categories whilst achieving your short & long term budgeted targets.
What qualities will you need to be successful in this Buyer role?
- You must be able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and above all be able to multi task in a timely and efficient manner. You will also be required to demonstrate an aptitude for financial acumen in managing your budgets. Purchasing experience is essential, preferably within the Retail / Foodservice / Wholesale sectors.
- You will need to be commercially aware of both the Frozen Food category and the overall business, with the ability to make quick decisions under pressure.
- You will be an influential leader who can build excellent relationships and manage small cross functional teams across Purchasing and Procurement.
- You will need to negotiate effectively across all levels.
If you are an influential, confident individual, with a proven track record of exceeding targets and are looking for the next step up in your buying career with a people focused business, then please apply below to this Buyer - Fresh Food role!
This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77238895