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Buyer - Confectionery

Job Title: Buyer - Confectionery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East
Salary: £40 - £45K Per Annum + Car + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89348
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2012 17:55

Job Description

This leading food retailer in the South East requires a confectionary buyer to support its strategy and achieve its ambitious targets. Your activities will include new product development, range management, pricing, promotion and developing supplier relationships. As a Confectionery Buyer, you will be expected to: * Develop activity plans to deliver the product range and category performance targets * Liaise with other departments such as Supply Chain, Product Development, Manufacturing, Marketing, Merchandising and Stores * Take charge of ongoing range management by reviewing pricing, performance, product selection, space and productivity * Develop an understanding of the product range and also that of other retailers * Build knowledge of the customer base to deliver activity with maximum customer appeal * Work with a one-team mindset to achieve good working practice and efficiency * Monitor performance against KPIs and report as required To be successful in this role, you will need Food Retail Buying or FMCG experience from a large UK business and should display excellent product development, project management and marketing skills, as well as having the ability to persuade and influence at all levels of the business. If you're a passionate and ambitious Buyer looking for your next challenge, apply today! This could be just the role you're seeking.