Buyer / Senior Buyer - Produce

North West England
11 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 and select a broad range of fresh produce, covering most fruit and vegetable categories. 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 across the whole range

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will have excellent Buying or Category management experience within a fresh food category for a multi-channel FMCG retailer or wholesaler. Whilst experience in a short shelf life product category such as 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, company car, generous and achievable bonus and contributory pension. 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.

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