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Buyer - Grocery

Job Title: Buyer - Grocery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £40 - £45K Per Annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89209
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.44547.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 18, 2012 14:26

Job Description

This leading retailer is recruiting for a Grocery Buyer to join its ever-expanding team in Hertfordshire. As Grocery Buyer, you will contribute to the buying plan for the department including all relevant ranges. You will ensure that the right product is bought for the right price and that it arrives at the right time in the right place. The key responsibilities of the Grocery Buyer will be: * Negotiating low prices with current and potential suppliers * Bringing innovation through new ideas * Negotiating with suppliers to deliver strong margins * Developing category strategy * Accountable for the development and implementation of promotions * Identifying new product development opportunities * Reviewing current pricing and set current price strategies. To be successful you will need strong commercial trading experience with a background in food, although candidates will be considered who have non-food experience. You should be able to work in a team as well as autonomously. This business offers great opportunities for progression as well as competitive salary and package.