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Buying Manager - Food

Job Title: Buying Manager - Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East
Salary: Excellent Salary + Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q87920
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2012 15:13

Job Description

A leading retailer is currently looking for an experienced Food Buying Manager to join its growing Trading team. The successful candidate will be tasked with: * Leading the Buying team- setting clear objectives, training, coaching and developing the team * Ensuring that the team negotiate well in order to achieve good costs and service from suppliers * Ensuring that supplier relationships are being managed well * Analysing all relevant information and using it to improve profit margins * Agreeing timetables for range reviews * Building strong working relationships with the Pricing team as well as the Planning and Product Development departments * Working closely with the Marketing team in order to develop own brand development strategy for fresh food * Analysing the feedback from any Marketing campaigns The ideal candidate will have: * Experience of managing a team of Buyers within any food area * Strong analytical skills * Great communication skills In return, the Food Buying Manager will receive an excellent salary and benefits package along with the rare opportunity to develop their career within a highly-regarded retailer offering top progression opportunities. If this sounds like the role you are seeking, please apply now with an up to date CV.