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Junior Buyer - Grocery

Job Title: Junior Buyer - Grocery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex, Middlesex
Industry:
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96676
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: January 20, 2015 15:42

Job Description

A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Junior Buyer to oversee one of the growing product divisions in the Grocery category. 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.

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 -

  • Buying/Trading, Assistant or Junior Buying level within Food Retail, 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, Car & Gym Membership . If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q96676.

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.