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Senior Food Buyer

Job Title: Senior Food Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92304
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.29247.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 03, 2013 16:23

Job Description

An FMCG company in London is experiencing exponential growth and is currently looking to hire a Senior Buyer to join their team. As the Senior Buyer, you will be expected to work with the Food and Technical Team to develop a product range that can cater to the brand’s target market. This position has a very crucial responsibility of ensuring that the range has the perfect balance of quality and price. For this role, you are expected to effectively manage the sourcing of products that meets the brand’s quality standards, values, availability and cost requirements. You will also be in charge of maintaining good relationships with suppliers as well as regularly identifying potential supply issues. Another key responsibility for this role is the delivery and implementation of product plans aligned with seasonality knowledge and supplier capability. For this role, the ideal candidate is required to have several years of experience in the commercial food industry, with knowledge in factory production processes, shop operations and open book costing. We are looking for someone who is a strong negotiator and has a proven track record of buying. To qualify for this position, you must have strong commercial awareness and analytical skills. Knowledge in Excel, PowerPoint and Word is a must. This is an important role which offers a very rewarding package to the rightful candidate who will thrive on these challenges. If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV in a Word Document format. 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.