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Buyer - Fresh / Chilled Foods

Job Title: Buyer - Fresh / Chilled Foods
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91245
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 19, 2012 18:40

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee a key Fresh product category. As a key member of the trading team you'll be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover & profitability. Your responsibilities will 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 Buyer / Senior Buyer 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 meat, produce or dairy. The selected [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs) will receive an attractive salary and package and the opportunity to work for a leading retailer that is undergoing a period of change. This is an excellent opportunity.