Meat Specialist Manager/Buyer - Food Retail

Recruiter
Quest Search and Selection Ltd
Location
Chipping Norton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
25 Sep 2019
Ref
1258183029
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A new opportunity exists with an established and growing Food Retailer based in the Cotswold.

This unique role is looking for a Meat Specialist Manager/Buyer to join their retail buying and category management team. You will be responsible for the commercial performance of the category and with developing their ranges and value-added products within the farms and abattoirs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Own and develop ranges that reflect the company's mid to high end market position.
  • Develop a category strategy and maximize the potential for the meat and poultry ranges.
  • Interact and weekly visits to the Meat retail counters with the stores
  • Daily interaction with Butchers, Abattoirs and suppliers
  • Identifying and execute NPD / new product development opportunities
  • Bring innovation through new ideas to keep up with market trends
  • Develop strong supplier relationships within egg and fish categories

To be successful in this position you must -
  • Be from the meat industry either from a commercial, production, account manager or butchery background.
  • Be able to travel between stores, head office and stores in London and their production site in Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire.
  • Strong leadership skills, experience in fresh food ideally within meats from either retail, wholesale or foodservice.
  • Good negotiation and supplier management skills are needed.
  • Be able to work under pressure in a faced paced environment
  • Have a good understanding of the buying cycle of meat and/or poultry.

If this sounds interesting and you want to hear more about a great company with an excellent brand that develops its people through training & development then please apply today with your CV quoting the reference JO-1908-106812.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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