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Buying Manager -Beers, Wine & Spirits

Job Title: Buying Manager -Beers, Wine & Spirits
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Middlesex, Middlesex
Industry:
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: 12 months
Reference: Q97671
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: September 10, 2015 19:50

Job Description

BUYER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE! A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer Manager to oversee one of their branded categories within drinks.

As a Buyer you will be responsible for the trading plan to reduce costs and optimise terms with partners and to maximise turnover and profitability.

This is a 12month FTC With the possibility of going permanent.

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 a trading plan
  • Reduce costs where possible with suppliers
  • Optimise terms with suppliers that are beneficial for both parties
  • Increase profit generated
  • Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales
  • Have gained a commercial understanding of the brand and commercial requirements
  • Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Buyer or Category Manager within Food Retail, Drinks, FMCG or Wholesale environment
  • Track record of negotiations with large suppliers
  • Working towards P & L budgets
  • Experience with Branded or Own-Brand ranges
  • Range Planning
  • Working closely with Planning, Distribution & Marketing teams
  • Graduate calibre
  • Excellent communication at all levels

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 & Free Car parking. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q97671.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.