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Assistant Buying Manager - Wine

Job Title: Assistant Buying Manager - Wine
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex, Middlesex
Industry:
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99909
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: January 19, 2016 11:37

Job Description

A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit an Assistant Category Manager in one of the growing product divisions in the Beers, Wine & Spirits with a specific focus on wine!

You will be part of a large international organisation with a highly influential buying and marketing power & a brand with sustainable and progressive financial support.

In this position you responsibilities include:

  • To develop, implement, and review the annual trading plan
  • Range review and selection of wines
  • To administer data to highlight opportunities/threats whilst providing commercial analytical support to line manager.
    To liaise with suppliers and colleagues to ensure all deadlines are achieved regarding promotional activity & forecasting.
  • Optimise terms with suppliers that are beneficial for both parties
  • Have gained a commercial understanding of the brand and commercial requirements
  • Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products
  • To drive category growth in relation to category business plans, via promotional and sales
  • Experience with Branded or Own-Brand ranges

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Category, Buying or Analyst background within BWS (Ideally Wine)
  • You will be involved with the selection and tasting experience is essential!
  • To review, track and analyse the market both in terms of trends and competitor activity
  • To provide support with the trading budgets and ensuring that targets and budgets are
    being met.
  • To develop own brand products in conjunction with the own brand development team in line
    with the overall category business plan.
  • Communication with suppliers and other central teams,
  • communicated and informed appropriately and effectively at all times.
  • Graduate calibre - WSET qualification ideal but not essential

In return you will work for a retail with a great international, Blue-chip business with a package to suit which include Bonus, Private Healthcare & Gym Membership. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q99909.

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.