Senior Buyer - Food

Recruiter
Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain
Location
Gloucestershire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1171546349
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Buyer - Food
Gloucestershire
£45-50k + bonus + benefits

My client is a fast paced business, and due to continued growth are looking to recruit a Senior Buyer. This is a newly created role to focus on supplier relationship building and maximising profitability. The role will source a range of products / categories, negotiate with suppliers and improve margin by ensuring selling prices are maximised through strong proactive internal communication / stakeholder management.

Role
*Negotiate best prices and favourable terms through the procurement of selected products to achieve profit, whilst maintaining quality for the customers
*Issue RFQs to suppliers and negotiating pricing and commercial terms
*Research new products and services to meet requirements as they arise
*Work with the Sales team to manage and action enquiries from existing clients and source new business and product.
*Take ownership and daily review of levels for all products in the portfolio (limiting stock holding, minimise stock markdowns etc); whilst ensuring 100% availability and maximising cash flow at all times
*Ensure fulfilment of orders by providing and managing contingency supply sources
*Develop the product category and strategy to create a competitive core range of products
*Deliver and report against performance/agreed targets/KPI's/budgets
*Develop, negotiate and manage all contracts and supplier agreements for the category
*Where appropriate, create joint business plans to include promotional plans, target turnover and supplier income
*Maintain accurate records of all agreements and transactions, ensuring departmental systems and procedures are adhered to

Candidate
*You'll have a real passion for Food and Drink, and a strong understanding of the FMCG market
*Proven experience in a fast-paced procurement/contract management/sourcing/supplier relationship environment
*Strong negotiating / influencing skills and have excellent communication / interpersonal skills
*Used to working to budget and time constraints
*People management experience
*Excellent level of numeracy and financial analysis
*Confidence to work independently, ensuring you meet deadlines and deliver agreed targets
*Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, with a collaborate approach to team working

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