Head of Buying

Watford, Hertfordshire
Up to £85k Plus Excellent Package
08 Feb 2019
08 Mar 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of buying food - £85,000 plus package – Based Watford

An excellent opportunity has arisen within an established, successful and ambitious retail client who is seeking a Head of Buying food to join their dynamic and expanding team to assist with an increase in work force.


The successful Head of Buying food l will lead a team of 8 buyers and will have a proven track record in leading a team to develop innovative buying strategies which exceeds customers’ expectations and delivers the targeted sales and profit targets. Your responsibilities as the Head of Buying food will be to develop and deliver the category vision including championing the drive for improved cash sales, margin delivery and building mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers. Reporting to the Buying Director you will inspire and lead the team to develop innovative buying strategies delivering sales, margin and availability targets. You will be someone who is currently working in a buying role within a fast paced food retailer. You will have expertise in category thinking and will bring strategic vision and thought leadership.  You will have managed and developed teams of buyers. In addition you will demonstrate a passion for the customer and a flair for commerciality.


Skills: Buying Skills, foods experience, commerciality, analytical skills, stakeholder management, range management, results focused, negotiation and influencing skills, leadership and man management skills, driven and ambitious


This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your Buying career with a leading organisation, in an environment and culture that supports your personal development you will be rewarded for your hard work with a competitive salary and a generous salary up to £85,000!!


Full detailed job spec provided on application so please forward CV’s to recruitment@workwithseven.com.


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