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Fresh/Chilled Produce Buyer

Job Title: Fresh/Chilled Produce Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91688
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: bjm.96074.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 01, 2013 14:25

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee the key fresh/chilled 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 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. 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.