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Category Manager - Food

Job Title: Category Manager - Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95846
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.64323.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 14, 2014 11:02

Job Description

A Bluechip retailer is looking to recruit a Buying Manager to oversee a key product area in the Fresh Food category. This business has over 500 stores and are well represented nationwide. As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. Responsibilities include: · Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range -: Lead and managed a team · Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships with both UK and European suppliers. · 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 background * Track record of success within your career * Have has current or past experience within Fresh food or Produce categories * Have lead and coached to deliver outstanding results as part of a team * 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. This position comes with a car allowance, pension and bonus potential. This is a business where leadership and behavioural competencies are essential for the fit of the business! As well as this the company does over full-relocation for the right candidate; if not based in the local area currently. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q95846. 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.