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Trading Manager - Impulse & BWS

Job Title: Trading Manager - Impulse & BWS
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95159
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.07796.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 03, 2014 23:49

Job Description

A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee one of the largest product divisions in the Drinks & Impulse Category taking over 30% of the business revenue. As a Trading 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 dealing with multi retail brands with a highly influential buying and marketing power to maintain key supplier relationships as well as introducing new products and lines. 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 business that looks after a number of recognisable brands with a package to suit which include Bonus & Private healthcare. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q95159. 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.