Category Buyer

Ideal Recruit Ltd
11 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Buyer


£28,000 - £30,000 PA

10 Month Maternity cover, Perm for right candidate

My client is a buying and marketing group, providing services for leading independent regional wholesalers. We specialise in delivering food and non-food to the independent sector of the foodservice market.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

* Assist the trading team in developing and implementing Group Buying & Range Strategies.

* To negotiate and manage the lowest net delivered cost for customers.

* To negotiate, manage and maintain annual supplier terms.

* Continually review the range of products stocked by members and make recommendations to improve the offer and/or supply chain in order to increase group turnover and ultimately member profitability.

* To advise members on new supplier and product opportunities.

* To advise members and work towards convergence of member supplier and product ranges.

* Strive towards maximising gross margins through improved cost prices/terms, product substitutions, forward buying

* Develop promotional and category strategies through working with key suppliers and marketing department.

* Work closely with the group buying team to identify any supply problems

* Strive towards improving the level of supplier contributions and advertising monies in-line with group policies and ensuring all arrangements are documented.

* To liaise closely with the marketing department on promotional material created for members.

* Ensure that all supplier, product, pricing and promotional details are accurately maintained within the group intranet system.

* To establish and maintain relationships with key personnel from member companies and supplier businesses. Provide regular updates to the management team on all activities including financial & budgetary matters.

* To work within deadlines.

* To provide a supporting role on key projects through information gathering, data analysis and accounting of project costs, as directed by the trading team.


* CIPS would be advantageous, but not essential.

* Competent in use of Microsoft suite of packages

* Minimum of 3 years commercial experience.

* Full clean driving licence.

For a confidential discussion contact Katie Shaw at Ideal Recruit

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