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Buying Manager - Food Wholesaler

Job Title: Buying Manager - Food Wholesaler
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94136
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.30866.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 03, 2013 12:44

Job Description

A leading retailer is looking to recruit a Buying Manager to oversee a key product area in the food category. As a Senior Buyer you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. This role is slightly different as it cover the Discount, Wholesale suppliers; so would be a great opportunity for someone in this division for one of the fastest growing divisions and Is very much open to category. Responsibilities include: · Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range · Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers · Drive cost down within supply base · Maintain sales and profit according to budget · Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales To be successful in the position you must have - * Category Management or Senior Buying experience within Food Retail or FMCG * Wholesale or discount experience - ideal but not essential * Track record of success within your career. * Have lead and coached to deliver outstanding results as part of a team * Product Development experience desirable not essential * Excellent communication at all levels * Maintain and developed supplier relationships In return you will work for a retail with a great international, Blue-chip business which has an area that has shown massive growth and potential. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q94136. 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.