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Buying Manager - Fresh Food

Job Title: Buying Manager - Fresh Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91248
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.73878.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 20, 2012 09:35

Job Description

This leading international retailer is looking for a talented, experienced and driven Category Buying Manager to lead and develop a trading team in this key category. You and your team will be tasked with delivering a leading range making use of the company’s excellent market position to drive efficiency and cost reduction. As a Category [Buying Manager](/searches/buying-manager-jobs), your key responsibilities will include: * Sourcing and developing own-label products that meet brand and commercial requirements * Supporting internal divisions on ad-hoc negotiation, ensuring sales income * Working with supplies to ensure a consistent and unified promotional approach * Ensuring a consistency of cost price and additional revenue across both branded and own-brand product * Tracking and analysing the market in terms of trend and competitor activity To be the successful applicant, you will be of degree calibre or equivalent, with relevant buying or trading experience - ideally from another retailer. You must have proven negotiation and communication skills, as well as tangible experience of having managed a trading team and a proven track record of development. You must have strong numeracy and literacy skills, as well as being highly computer literate. In return for your hard work, you will be offered the opportunity to work for a huge global brand, with future progression potential and a generous remuneration package. If you meet the above criteria, please apply today.