Head of Purchasing

Automatic Retailing Northern Ltd
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Industry competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date
2 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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Job Details

Automatic Retailing (Northern) Ltd is an award winning wholesaler specialising in Vending and Food Service.

Part of Kitwave Group PLC family, a Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 company. 


  • Leading the buying team.
  • Continuous improvement of staff and systems.
  • Negotiating JBPs with the major FMCG suppliers.
  • Developing relationships with parallel suppliers. 
  • Implementing correct and competitive pricing and promotional plans. 
  • Identifying and developing new categories and sales opportunities. 
  • Dealing with import of goods and the difficulties faced. 
  • Working with warehouse and transport departments to create efficiencies.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes: 

  • Good knowledge of the workings of FMCG food & drink wholesale supply chain. 
  • Minimum of two years buying experience in FMCG wholesale. 
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills. 
  • Self-motivated, committed, highly organised and efficient. 
  • Passion and drive to succeed. 

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