Night Buyer | New Covent Garden Market | 10pm - 6am | ~£35k
Are you an experienced buyer with a background in the fresh produce market? Or, do you know Covent Garden Market and how it works? Are you able to negotiate and trade to get the best prices for the best quality produce products? If so, we'd like to hear from you.
About Our Client:
Our client is a supplier of high end and niche fresh produce to some of the best restaurants and hotels in London. They have a real mix of products and seasonailty is a big part of what they do. If you've ever eaten at a high end restaurant, hotel, bar or event, chances are you've eaten some of their products. They started as a family owned run business and have now progressed to be part of a larger family owned business. They have some ambitious growth plans and it's an exciting time to be part of the business. They have dealt with the fresh produce markets in London and many of the wholesalers and suppliers for years.
About the Job:
This role will play a key role in buying the products required to serve the customers with the quality produce that our client is know for. You will use your experience and knowledge of the New Covent Garden Market and fresh produce to buy orders each night as well as keeping an eye out for any 'special products' that you feel would add value to the range of products offered to customers. You will be able to negotiate and trade therefore and have a good eye for the best quality produce available. You will be able to work as part of a team and independently to ensure the correct products are bought for the orders, as well as adding value to the business and their customers.
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have worked in or around New Covent Garden Market and understand how it works. You will ideally have been in a buying role and have trading experience but if you have an operational background within the market then this too would be considered. You will need to be capable of spotting the best quality produce to go and buy orders for that day - there is very little margin for error or time in this role. You will therefore be organised, a good communicator and able to negotiate a good price whilst building a long term relationship with suppliers.
Due to the niche nature of this role and business you will need experience in the New Covent Garden Market (or potentially New Spitalfields/Borough Market etc.) You will need to be able to show an ability to buy and build relationships with suppliers.
If you feel you have the required skills and background knowledge of New Covent Garden Market please click on apply now. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or email@example.com Job reference TEM11538