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Buying Manager

Job Title: Buying Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Reference: Q99140
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: apply@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: August 27, 2015 18:21

Job Description

A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food Buying Manager to join one of the UK's leading online retailers.

As Buying manager your main responsibilities will be:

  • Developing and implementing the overall strategic direction and financial plans for your category
  • Delivering propositions and ranges targeted at the customer, including some NPD
  • Managing the supplier relationship through effective negotiation and delivering added value for the business through identifying new suppliers
  • Monitoring and driving sales performance through the continuous review of key competitor activity and adjustment of the proposition as appropriate
  • Delivering promotional propositions targeted at the customer
  • Support commercial management and analysis for forecasts and sales figures
  • Manage and coach the buying team

As Buying Manager your skills will ideally include:

  • Wealth of Buying experience within a retail environment, ideally in food but other category experience will be considered
  • Sound commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and structured - strong time management skills
  • Computer literacy and highly numerate

This is a brilliant role which offers a starting salary of £40k-£55k as well as a strong benefits package.

If working for a leading retailer with unparalleled progression opportunities appeals to you, then don't hesitate to apply.

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.