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Junior Buyer - Grocery

Job Title: Junior Buyer - Grocery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95746
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.55817.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 24, 2014 06:29

Job Description

A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Junior Buyer to oversee one of the growing product divisions in the Grocery category. As a Buyer 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: * To develop, implement, and review a trading plan * Reduce costs where possible with suppliers * Optimise terms with suppliers that are beneficial for both parties * Increase profit generated * Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales * 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 - * Buying/Trading, Assistant or Junior Buying level 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, Distribution & 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 Q95746. 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.