Senior Buyer - FMCG

c£65k base plus, car allowance, bonus, benefits
08 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Buyer - FMCG

Fantastic commercial leadership opportunity with a high growth, entrepreneurial FMCG supplier and online retailer. Opportunity to quickly progress to Head of Buying.
Our client is a fast paced and rapidly growing online retailer and multi-channel supplier of speciality food & drink products into grocery, convenience and digital retail channels. They have an enviable reputation for their strong relationships with their customers and suppliers alike, underpinned by a total focus on customer service and unmatched range and depth of offer.
Due to their accelerated growth there is now an opportunity to join them in a senior buyer role overseeing the procurement of key Food & Drink categories and managing a team of Buyers.  On offer is the opportunity to have a highly visible role in this exciting business with a clear career path to become Director Level in the future.
You will inspire and lead the team to develop innovative procurement strategies delivering sales and margin growth. Naturally they are looking to bring someone in who will focus on understanding their customers and constantly meeting their needs. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be graduate qualified
  • Have a strong track record of buying or account management success in the FMCG / retail environments
  • Comfortable managing a significant multi £m procurement budget.
  • Have excellent negotiation abilities
  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • Have an entrepreneurial approach
  • Have a good understanding of category management principles
  • Bring strategic vision and robust leadership
  • A passion for product and an eye for detail  

The salary is negotiable around the figure quoted; there is an attractive bonus and a full range of benefits. This is an outstanding opportunity to further your career and make your mark on this successful business.