The Buying and Merchandising division of Exsurgo is recruiting a Food Buyer for one of the UK’s largest multi-channel Wholesaler.
The role of Food Buyer will be accountable for the delivery of KPI’s and the development of Buying Assistants. The role will be to support the Buying Director in all aspects of the buying function ensuring the effective and efficient supply of product through the supply chain channel. You will maintain retail prices within the categories and deliver the budgeted sales, gross margin and margin rate for the allocated categories. This role will be to successfully mobilise implementation of key initiatives and to objectively prioritise and manage activities, throughout the year. Included in this is the support on the forward buy process, and ensuring that the cycle is effectively managed and delivered to stores in a timely manner, at the required levels of accuracy.
The successful individual will have excellent negotiation techniques and commercial and financial management skills. You will be analytically and process minded and highly motivated and project-driven.
You will have the ability to work as part of a tightly knit team with excellent interpersonal skills, linked to a willingness and ‘skill set’ to develop others.
If you are an individual who is educated to degree level or equivalent with 4-5 years in a similar role and experience within a food retail environment then this could be the role for you!
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