Senior Buyer - Seafood
Your new company
A new opportunity for a Senior Buyer with a leading international food group who specialise in premium quality branded and own brand products. Initially on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract, there is a possibility of a permanent role resulting at the completion of the initial assignment.
Your new role
The Senior Buyer will play a key role in the purchasing and procurement of the company's fish / seafood category. In this role, you will work closely with the wider commercial team to ensure the business has a robust sourcing strategy. Leading a small team and working in a dynamic and fast paced environment, you will be responsible for the identification and sourcing of fish / seafood from a global supply base. You will negotiate competitive cost prices and be responsible for the management of contracts and strategic purchasing decisions to ensure the business meets their sales targets.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this vacancy you will need to have a proven track record of success in a Buying role, be it in retail, wholesale or FMCG manufacturing, preferably with some experience in a fish or seafood related category, but any FMCG / Fresh food experience will be considered. You will need to possess first class negotiation skills and be adept at building and nurturing relationships. You will also possess excellent communication and influencing skills as you will be in regular dialogue with internal and external stakeholders at many levels. Being available immediately or on a short lead time will be advantageous as the company is looking to make an appointment ASAP
What you'll get in return
In return, the company will offer a competitive salary of c£50 - 55,000 dependant on experience and host of other benefits including car allowance, generous holiday entitlement, pension and healthcare in a fast paced, vibrant and forward thinking environment
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please visit hays.co.uk/retail to view all of the vacancies we are currently working on.
Please note that due to the high volume of responses we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days