Senior Buying Manager - Foodservice

West Midlands
£60000.00 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bonus & Benefits
15 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Paul Riordan
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Your new company
We currently have an exciting job opportunity for a Senior Foodservice Buying professional to be the Senior Buying Manager with a market leading foodservice business. You will have primary responsibility for managing your team to maximise sales across a number of categories including chilled, fresh and ambient via successful negotiations, effective promotions and range management.

Your new role
In this role, you will be required to manage your categories to deliver against budgets and sales targets via your operational expertise and through the development of your teams capability and expertise. This will include the agreement of JBPs and optimising revenue contribution with suppliers through effective negotiation as well as utilising your market expertise to create a promotional calendar that is innovative and effective. You and your team will also be responsible for identifying new suppliers, range rationalisation and the implementation of price changes in accordance with market and competitor influences. You will also be required to work closely with Supply Chain to ensure product availability is optimised within stock holding parametres.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this challenging yet rewarding position, you will be an experienced trader / buyer and people manager, with a proven track record of success in a foodservice buying environment. You will be adept at managing a variety of categories from procurement through to delivery to the consumer via your excellent industry and product knowledge. You will be a shrewd negotiator who can demonstrate success in negotiating with major suppliers and success in the delivery of an effective and successful trading strategy. You will be an inspirational leader with strong organisational and planning skills and high level of attention to detail.

What you'll get in return

Along with a competitive salary you will receive a generous benefits package which includes a car or car allowance, bonus, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and life cover in an environment with a strong brand identity and set of core beliefs that define the success of the business.

What you need to do now
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