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Buying Manager - Food

Job Title: Buying Manager - Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92775
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.67202.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 22, 2013 21:42

Job Description

A global leader in the retail shopping industry is looking to hire a Buying Manager join their team in the UK and oversee the product range in their store’s luxury food hall. This role is responsible for the effective delivery & leadership of the Buying strategy and will track the relevant budgets to ensure delivery of profit margins for the Business area. This person will be buying Food categories and are open to candidates for from Fresh, Confectionary, Grocery or Gifting food from a luxury food background. Your roles include: * Ability to work within a budget & be able to trade profit opportunities. * Set retail selling price. * Supervise negotiations with the existing product suppliers and negotiate with new ones to ensure that the food shelf is filled with only the best food selection. * To manage and develop a team ensuring processes are in place for training and development, succession planning and communication. * To manage existing brands through analysis of performance, taking action when necessary. * To work closely with Marketing & promotional opportunities. * source new brands and product to ensure that the retailer remain leading edge within the market. * Working alongside suppliers & customers. * Category performance - e.g. sales, wastage, profit, market share, LFL, volume, price index, return on shelf space. * Potential of some product development involvement within own brand. To be successful in the position you must have - * Senior / Buying and product development experience in Food categories. * Luxury Retail experience. * Ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team. * Excellent communication, negotiation and numeracy skills. In return you will work for a retail with a great international high-street presence who as a business & brand is a well respected blue-chip retailer in their field. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your CV quoting the reference Q92775. 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.