Senior Buyer

£45,000 + Generous Package Incl Car Allowance
04 Sep 2018
04 Oct 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type


VertexThis fast paced global food travel retail business are looking for their next talented buyer, to develop quickly in this high growth period. The company is known for it’s high-ownership, high-autonomy environment that allows excellent exposure to senior stakeholders and the opportunity to fast track your career.

No 2 days are the same but example responsibilities include:

  • Manage key product categories & suppliers
  • Focus on cost price improvements to drive profit performance, negotiating improved and sustainable commercial terms
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team to assist in management of logistics, shelf life, storage and minimum production runs
  • Ensure product is sourced at best cost
  • Ensuring the business select the right suppliers
  • Work cross functionally with marketing, NPD, operations, finance, commercial teams
  • Negotiate terms with suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and importers


The ideal candidate will possess: Essential:

  •  c.4 years minimum buying experience within a food/drink retailer, wholesaler, caterer or supplier
  •  Strong analytical skills
  •  Strong communication skills & the ability to work with all levels of stakeholders
  •  Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  •  Excellent oral and written skills Desirable:
  •  Contract management knowledge
  •  Category management principles and customer insight experience
  •  Experience of supplier quality assurance including food safety, due diligence, accreditation etc
  •  A degree, preferably in business or management related subjects

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