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Food Buyer - 12 Month Contract

Job Title: Food Buyer - 12 Month Contract
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92430
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.87800.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 18, 2013 11:14

Job Description

An International company with an unrivalled reputation in their field is seeking to hire a Buyer to join their team in North London on a 12 month fixed term contract. As a Buyer, you will be responsible for identifying business strategies within food categories and negotiating the best net prices for the range that you will create. Your job role also includes: * Presenting a detailed financial analysis for key projects within the purchasing department. * Managing relationships with suppliers (selection, negotiation and delivery of product ranges). * Managing suppliers, purchasing volume, income and budgets within own product categories. * Resolving trading queries within the Purchasing Department. * Maintaining market awareness on new technology trends and product awareness. To qualify for the Buyer role, you must have the following skills and experience: * Strong analytical and numerical skills. * Minimum of 3 years food buying experience. * Excellent communication and negotiation skills. * Proven experience of identifying, documenting and delivering savings. * Strong experience of procurement services. The Buyer position requires a candidate who is a lateral thinker, pro-active, and has the ability to confidently assess and present sound judgements upon category data in order to maximise profitability. The successful candidate will be rewarded with excellent development / further training and the ability to thrive within a well-established company that recognises and rewards success. If you feel that you have the right qualification for this role, 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.