Category Food Buyer | Protein

Depending on experience + Benefits
13 Dec 2018
10 Jan 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a Commercial Buyer with a background in food?

About the Employer:

Our client is an international, multi-channel retailer with a strong high street presence and reputation for superb quality. The company will offer you support and development with fantastic opportunity for progression and growth of your skills and career.

About the Role:

This role will focus on the food side of the business and will involve you leading a category buying team to drive sales and profit margins as well as market share. Building a great relationship with suppliers through effective commercial management whilst maintaining negotiating power will be key for your success.

The role will give you the opportunity to improve efficiency with suppliers. Strategic planning through analysis of customer insight will allow this role to deliver a targeted % of newness through your options as a category buyer. Within this exciting buyer role you will also be able to get creative to implement new promotions and marketing plans to drive commercial activities and NPD.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record as a buyer with commercial activities in the food sector, ideally with protein experience. Experience within or supplying a major retailer would be considered an asset. You will also need negotiation skills, and have proven yourself as a great communicator that can influence others. You will be a natural leader with the ability to motivate and work well within a team. You will have a history of strong decision making backed by results of seizing commercial opportunities through your skills as a buyer. You must have a positive attitude and outlook.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role you must have commercial experience as a buyer with proven results. Have a working knowledge of retail supply chains and experience negotiating the procurement of food products.


DOE and with some flexibility for the right person + Benefits

Application Process:

Those selected for interview will potentially move through two or three stages before being made a formal job offer. This process can take time to complete.

If you are a procurer of food with a commercial background, supplying or buying for major retailers then you might be the one we are looking for. To discuss this role in more detail please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or - job reference TEM10820

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