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Senior Buyer - Dairy

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Dairy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91077
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.17692.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 05, 2012 15:45

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to oversee a key product category within Dairy. As the [Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs) you'll be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover & profitability. Your responsibilities include: * Planning and developing a profitable and commercial product range * Negotiating and monitoring terms with suppliers * Driving costs down within supply base * Maintaining sales and profit according to budget * Responsibility for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales Requirements for the role include: * An extensive background within buying at Senior Buyer / [Buying Manager](/searches/buying-manager-jobs) level * A proven background in management where you've shown the ability to develop your team and the people around you * A degree level education (or equivalent) * First class negotiation skills with a real eye for commercially viable products * A 'self-starter' attitude with the ability to thrive on a challenge To be successful, you will need strong retail buying experience within Fresh or Chilled Foods, ideally in Dairy. The selected Senior Buyer will receive an attractive salary and package.