Buyer - Chilled / Fresh Food
Your new company
As one of the best known retail organisations in the UK, this innovative and dynamic company is a multi-channel retailer with a large and loyal consumer base. Going from strength-to-strength, they sell a broad range of both food and non-food products online and in store, from every day provisions to essential products to provide consumers with their everyday needs.
Your new role
You will utilise your expert knowledge and buying experience to source, select and review products to be sold both online and within selected stores. Ensuring continuous delivery of key financial KPI's, you will manage and convey tactical plans, maintain knowledge of key suppliers & competitor activities, ensure clear measurement of product performance and build annual strategic plans to deliver future targets. You will be working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to continually evaluate the range performance and deal with under-performing products. You will also play a key role in managing the tender process for new suppliers and make key buying decisions on new and exciting ranges
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will have excellent Buying or Category management experience within a food category for a multi-channel FMCG retailer or wholesaler. Whilst experience in a short shelf life product category such as chilled, fruit, vegetable, dairy or deli would be desirable, we would consider all food / FMCG experience. However it is essential that you have a proven track record in meeting and exceeding targets as well as excellent negotiation, strategic planning, multi-tasking, leadership and coaching skills. You will also possess a distinctive ability to build strong relationships and utilise market knowledge to drive decision making and meet targets in a fast paced environment.
What you'll get in return
Working for a remarkably successful and continually innovating organisation, you will receive a competitive (market-leading) salary and car allowance, generous and achievable bonus, contributory pension and healthcare. Not only that, but you will also be afforded professional support and training, great employee discounts and generous holidays with the option to buy and sell additional days. In addition, you will be highly rewarded for your hard work and dedication, including a great work / life balance scheme and the opportunity to work with a team of talented and like-minded individuals.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for new job in Buying, please visit hays.co.uk/retail to view a selection of other jobs that we have available.
Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you've not heard from us within two weeks, unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
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