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Buyer - Ambient

Job Title: Buyer - Ambient
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex, Middlesex
Industry:
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q100144
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: February 17, 2016 08:42

Job Description

A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer to oversee one of the growing product divisions in their Ambient 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 growing, dynamic team in 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
  • Working with over 200 branded and own label suppliers
  • translate multiple sources of information / data (eg market data / sales performance etc) into tangible customer and commercial benefits.
  • Optimise terms with suppliers that are beneficial for both parties
  • Increase profit generated - Sales, Margin & Income
  • Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales
  • Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Buyer or Junior Buyer with retail experience
  • Food experience is not essential but working in a fast paced retail or wholesaler environment is essential
  • Track record of negotiations with large suppliers
  • Working towards P & L budgets
  • NPD experience is desirable but not essential
  • Range Planning
  • Graduate calibre
  • Excellent communication at all levels - high levels of interpersonal and communication skills (both orally and written)

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 & Gym Membership. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q100144.

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 growing, dynamic team in 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
  • Working with over 200 branded and own label suppliers
  • translate multiple sources of information / data (eg market data / sales performance etc) into tangible customer and commercial benefits.
  • Optimise terms with suppliers that are beneficial for both parties
  • Increase profit generated - Sales, Margin & Income
  • Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales
  • Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Buyer or Junior Buyer with retail experience
  • Food experience is not essential but working in a fast paced retail or wholesaler environment is essential
  • Track record of negotiations with large suppliers
  • Working towards P & L budgets
  • NPD experience is desirable but not essential
  • Range Planning
  • Graduate calibre
  • Excellent communication at all levels - high levels of interpersonal and communication skills (both orally and written)

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 & Gym Membership. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q100144.

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.

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