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Food Buyer

Job Title: Food Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93193
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.39304.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 20, 2013 15:17

Job Description

A global food importer and distributor, with a wide range of quality products sourced from all over the world, is looking to hire a Food Buyer to join their growing team across all food categories. The role of the Food Buyer involves: - Selection, negotiation and delivery of product ranges within assigned categories - Continuous sourcing of new products and review of existing range to improve the product offer - Development of categories and ranges in response to market trends - Management of suppliers, purchase volume, spend and income. - Continuous monitoring of sourcing and supplier performance to improve supply chain efficiencies - Budget management within the product category - Creation and management of successful promotional plans to drive additional volume and income The ideal candidate will have: - Experience in a retail or wholesale food buying role - Strong commercial acumen - Excellent negotiation and communication skills - Unyielding integrity and a customer centric attitude This is an important role which offers a very rewarding package including bonus that awaits the rightful candidate that will thrive on these challenges. If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV. 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.