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Buying Manager - Dairy

Job Title: Buying Manager - Dairy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94740A
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.20950.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 16, 2013 19:16

Job Description

A leading retailer is looking to recruit a Buying Manager to oversee a key product area in the Fresh Food category. As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability and exceeding customers’ expectations. Responsibilities include: · Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range · Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships · Drive cost down within supply base where needed · Maintain sales and profit according to budget within a short, medium and long-term business plan · Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales To be successful in the position you must have - * Category Management or Buying experience within Retail, Supplier or Purchasing food or non-food background * 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 retailer with a great International, Blue-chip company with huge presence within Retail Stores & On-line. This is a business where key decision making is based on leadership and behavioural competencies; people that adaptable, flexible and can see a long-term development and commitment within their business! If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q94740A. 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.