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Buyer - Food & Beverage

Job Title: Buyer - Food & Beverage
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95725
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.65771.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 18, 2014 17:47

Job Description

A growing International importer and distributor of food and non food products with established relationships with Major Retail & Wholesale clients are looking to recruit a hungry and driven Buyer to assist with the growth of the food category. As a Buyer you will be responsible for the trading plan to reduce costs and optimise terms with partners globally (Far East, Europe and UK Suppliers) to maximise turnover and profitability. 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 new and existing product ranges (role will involve International travel) * 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 * Working closely with Planning, DC & Marketing teams * Graduate calibre * Excellent communication at all levels In return you will work for a fast paced, growing business gaining exposure to various food categories, plenty of autonomy and ability to make a significant impact and a package to suit. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send 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. 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.