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Category Buyer - Meat

Job Title: Category Buyer - Meat
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94141
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 09, 2013 08:50

Job Description

One of the world’s leading retailers is promoting an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Category Buyer with their food division. Our client is passionate about sourcing primary goods at the very best price. With renewed and intense focus on procurement, the opportunity to distinguish yourself in this role has never been more apparent. Responsibilities will include: * Management of existing supply bases with a drive to develop new supply opportunities. * Understand costs at each stage of the supply chain with a keen focus on cost saving initiatives which maintain and improve the high standard of product. * Managing supplier performance. * Negotiating contracts with foreign suppliers and ensuring sustainability. * Delivering sales targets and a high quality of service. * A keen interest in customer service which influences sourcing methods and products. * Encourage business growth by building customer loyalty. Ideal Candidate will demonstrate: * Qualifications in retail, numerical ability, forecasting or equivalent experience. * Ambitious, results driven and able to implement innovative procedures to long-term objectives. * A successful track record in buying food products (Meat experience highly desirable). * A keen understanding of supply chain. * Proficiency in supply systems (Oracle, CW and NBS highly desirable) * Creative problem solver with a strong, hands-on leadership presence. This company prides itself on rewarding leadership and nurturing talent. With a keen focus on purchasing, this opportunity would allow the successful candidate to influence the process whilst reaping the rewards that our client offers. If the above fits your abilities then apply here today. 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.