Hospitality Buyer, London

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Recruiter
Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Location
South West London
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance, bonus & benefits
Posted
07 Feb 2017
Closes
07 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

I'm looking for an experienced Hospitality Buyer who will be a key part of this leading international food business. As the Hospitality Buyer you be a key member of the category team driving medium and long term category plans for the hospitality area. You'll be accountable for agreeing and setting budgets and promotional plans and will be targeted on delivering margins and sales growth within the hospitality area. Candidates will need to have a real passion for food and a strong track record of delivering margin enhancing promotional activity and driving innovation with the help of new product development and technical colleagues.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the category buying team to deliver commercial objectives
  • Manage the relationship with suppliers and identity new and innovative suppliers
  • Drive efficiency improvements with the supply base

Our client has an excellent reputation in the food industry for its extensive, quality product range. It is a highly innovative business, bringing the latest food trends first to market.

We are looking for an established food buyer with significant experience buying in the hospitality sector. You will need to demonstrate first-class negotiation skills, excellent commercial awareness and have analytical experience.

The role will involve working closely across business functions and you need to have strong relationship building skills and the ability to influence others.

This position would suit a buyer who is passionate about food and the latest trends with a real quality focus. You will need to nurture, develop and monitor performance of suppliers whilst
exceeding commercial objectives.

This is a challenging role in a high performance environment so we are seeking a talented individual looking to progress their career within a leading business.

To be considered for this hospitality buying opportunity you will be educated to degree level and have a passion for the food industry. You will have track record of successfully growing product categories along with your NPD colleagues in a previous buying role in the hospitality industry, driving commercially viable innovations.

To apply please send your details through to me today.

Ref HLJ15006 By Focus Management

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