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Senior Buyer - Fresh

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Fresh
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90875
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.30773.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 13, 2012 16:36

Job Description

A leading retailer is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to oversee a key product category in fresh produce. As the [Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs) 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 * Drive cost down within supply base * Maintain sales and profit according to budget * Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales To be considered for the role of Senior Buyer, you should: * Have an extensive background within Buying at Senior Buyer / Buying Manager level * Have a proven background in management where you've demonstrated an ability to develop your team and the people around you * Be degree educated or equivalent * Be a first class negotiator with a real eye for commercially viable products * Be a self-starter who thrives on challenge Applicants will need to have strong retail buying experience within fresh food. The chosen applicant will receive an attractive salary and package.