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Buying Manager - Beers, Wines & Spirits

Job Title: Buying Manager - Beers, Wines & Spirits
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Sussex, East Sussex
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99377
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: February 03, 2016 09:20

Job Description

A leading retailer & supplier is looking to recruit a Buying Manager to oversee a key product area within their Drinks category.

This business is has been established for over 50 years and has a turnover of over 2 Billion and is still growing and gaining market share.

As a Senior Buyer you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range
  • Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships with both UK and international suppliers.
  • New product development opportunities
  • Drive sales and profit through the strategic planning of the category alongside active competitor analysis, whilst satisfying customer needs
  • Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Category Management or Buying experience from a Retail or Supplier in BWS, Cider, other food or impulse backgrounds will be considered.
  • Highly developed negotiation and analytical skills, teamed with an acute commercial awareness to help understand market conditions
  • Have delivered outstanding results as part of a team
  • Excellent communication at all levels
  • Maintain and developed supplier relationships

In return you will work renowned wholesaler and retailer that has lots if business and commercial opportunities to progress. This position comes with a car allowance, pension and bonus potential and work in a lovely part of the UK!

If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q99377.

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.