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Buyer Manager - Food

Job Title: Buyer Manager - Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + 8k Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94393
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.14384.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 14, 2014 22:20

Job Description

A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee one of the largest product divisions in the fresh food category. As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for the trading plan to reduce costs and optimise terms with partners and to maximise turnover and profitability. You will be part of a large international organisation with a highly influential buying and marketing power & a brand with sustainable and progressive financial support. In this position you responsibilities include: * Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range · Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers & brands · Drive cost down within supply base · Maintain sales and profit according to budget · Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales * To identify, source, and develop cons own-brand product ranges * Have gained a commercial understanding of the brand and commercial requirements * Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products To be successful in the position you must have - * Category Management or Buying experience within Food Retail, FMCG or Wholesale environment * Track record of negotiations with large suppliers * Working towards P & L budgets * Experience with Branded or Own-Brand ranges * Range Planning * Working closely with Planning, DC & Marketing teams * Graduate calibre * Excellent communication at all levels In return you will work for a retail with a great international, Blue-chip business with a package to suit which include Bonus, Private healthcare, Car & Gym Membership . If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q94393. 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.