Senior Buyer - Dairy & Chilled

Hays Retail
North West England
£Competitive + Car + Bonus + Healthcare
16 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Paul Riordan
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Your new company
As one of the best known retail organisations in the UK, this innovative and dynamic company is a multi-product and multi-format retailer with a large and loyal consumer base. Going from strength-to-strength, they sell a broad range of both food and non-food products, from every day provisions to essential products to provide consumers with their everyday needs.

Your new role
You will utilise your expert knowledge and buying experience to source, select and review products within your range. Ensuring continuous delivery of key financial KPI's, you will manage and convey tactical plans, maintain knowledge of key suppliers & competitor activities, ensure clear measurement of product performance and build annual strategic plans to deliver future targets. You will be working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to continually evaluate the range performance and deal with under-performing products. You will also play a key role in managing the tender process for new suppliers and make key buying decisions on new and exciting ranges

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will have excellent Buying or Category management experience within a food category for an FMCG retailer or wholesaler. Whilst experience in a short shelf life product category such as chilled, fruit, vegetable, dairy or deli would be desirable, we would consider all food / FMCG experience. However it is essential that you have a proven track record in meeting and exceeding targets as well as excellent negotiation, strategic planning, multi-tasking, leadership and coaching skills. You will also possess a distinctive ability to build strong relationships and utilise market knowledge to drive decision making and meet targets in a fast paced environment.

What you'll get in return
Working for a remarkably successful and continually innovating organisation, you will receive a competitive (market-leading) salary and car / car allowance, generous and achievable bonus, contributory pension and healthcare. Not only that, but you will also be afforded professional support and training, great employee discounts and generous holidays. In addition, you will be highly rewarded for your hard work and dedication, including the opportunity to work with a team of talented and like-minded individuals

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