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Food & Beverage Buyer

Job Title: Food & Beverage Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91179
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.58943.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 28, 2013 17:05

Job Description

We have a unique buying opportunity for you to join a forward thinking team within a nationally recognisable business where you will take responsibility for identifying business strategy within food categories, negotiating prices and representing the purchasing function on projects. This role will offer excellent further development and progression opportunities as well as excellent rewards for hardwork and results and an extrmely competivie salary depedant upon experience. Key responsibilities: * Selection, negotiation and delivery of product ranges within assigned categories that drive competitive advantage. * Responsible for specific product category across all segments. * Work closely with Marketing, product development and operations to source new products. * Manage budgets within own product categories, and manage the suppliers, purchasing volume, spend and income. * Category Management/ ranging in line with Marketing. Experience: * Experience as a buyer ideally within food buying from either a retail or wholesale environment with category focus. * Strong analytical and numerical skills. * Good influencing skills. * Excellent communication and negotiation skills. * Proven experience of identifying, documenting and delivering savings. If you are seeking a new challenge, development and progression then my client offers this in abundance as well as an excellent basic salary, car and benefits package. 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.