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Trading Manager - Health & Beauty

Job Title: Trading Manager - Health & Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex, Middlesex
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96915
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: January 23, 2015 22:46

Job Description

A leading food & FMCG retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee one of the leading product divisions. As a Trading Manager you will be responsible for the category 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 financial support in branded and own-brand product development.

In this position you responsibilities include:

  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range
    · Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers & brands
  • Developing relationships with their retail estate
    · Drive cost down within supply base
    · Maintain sales and profit according to Category Plan
    · Working in collaboration regarding the promotional & marketing 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 Health & Beauty, Retail, FMCG or Wholesale environment
  • Ideal but not essential in negotiating & working with wholesale markets
  • Track record of negotiations with large suppliers
  • Working towards P & L budgets
  • Experience with Branded and/ 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 international, Blue-chip business with a package to suit which include Bonus, Private healthcare & Car . If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q96915.

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.