Assistant Trading Manager - Grocery

Hays Retail
London, UK
19 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Trading Manager - Grocery, Harrow, Circa £30k (DOE) + Bonus, Immediate Start!

Our client is a successful global brand, with collective buying and marketing power and strong corporate image and brings the opportunity to understand, interact, analyse and influence six different businesses, at a senior level, with differing objectives and plans.

My client is looking for an Assistant Trading Manager to join their lovely, friendly team. The successful candidate will assist in developing, implement, and review a trading plan for a specific product range that leverages efficiency with suppliers to reduce cost of goods; Help optimise terms and increase income whilst reducing the risks and assist in delivering measurable benefits to the Group.

As an Assistant Trading Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in and identify, source, and develop consumer facing products and ranges to meet customer needs and business requirements which meet brand and commercial requirements.
  • Develop, review and deliver national terms agreements through effective negotiations with suppliers on cost price, ensuring cost price is minimised, income is maximised, and risk minimised.
  • Working with the Trading Managers, obtain, review and analyse supplier promotion plans in conjunction with marketing plans to identify, agree with suppliers and deliver a national promotional plan for the products in control.
  • Build effective relationship with the suppliers and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all stakeholders are communicated to and informed appropriately and effectively at all times.
  • Review, track and analyse the market both in terms of trends and competitor activity.
  • Plan, and help negotiate and deliver the trading budgets with specific responsibility for the tracking, monitoring and delivery of the budgeted income.
  • Review stock levels of the company's own brand and ensure sufficient stock levels are maintained at all times whilst write offs are minimised.
  • Help the Trading Mangers drive category growth in relation to category business plans, via promotional and sales plans.
  • Help develop own brand products in conjunction with the own brand development team in line with the overall category business plan.

In order to be considered for this exciting role, it is ESSENTIAL that you have the following:

  • Degree or Post Graduate qualification, ideally in a Business-related subject.
  • Proven experience of Buying and/or Selling products within FMCG.
  • Excellent Communication, Negotiation and Supplier Management skills.
  • Successes in building effective relationships with individuals and groups with differing needs.
  • Ability to review, understand and analyse market information and planning successful reaction.
  • Experience in planning and managing a product range to budget and brand requirements.
  • Successful delivery of projects to time and within budget.
  • High numerical skills, ideally to graduate level.
  • Advanced IT Skills (Word/Outlook/PowerPoint & Excel)
  • Great Problem Solver, Analytical, Self-motivated, Resilient and has sound commercial awareness.

The role would be ideal for someone who is looking to work for a great, global company; who is customer focused and seeking a long-term career.

Benefits will include:

  • Circa £30k (DOE)
  • 22 days Holiday Allowance
  • Annual Bonus

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