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Buyer - FMCG food - London

Michael Page Marketing
England, London, City of London
£40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, discounts
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying, National Accounts

Job Details

This Buyer role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced buying controller with an FMCG background and excellent negotiation skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing and managing a range of confectionery products within our London-based retail department.

Client Details

Our client is a large, retail-based organisation. Operating in numerous locations across the globe, they pride themselves on providing high-quality products and services to their customers. Their London branch is a bustling hub, consistently delivering exceptional results.


Are you a confectionery fanatic looking for your next big opportunity? Look no further! We are seeking an experienced retail food buyer to join our team at a global retailer.

As our sweets buyer, you will have the chance to use your expertise in food FMCG to help us curate the perfect collection of delicious treats for our customers. Your role will involve sourcing and selecting the very best products from around the world, negotiating with suppliers, and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends in the confectionery industry.

The ideal candidate will have a deep passion for all things FMCG, as well as a proven track record as a retail food buyer. You will be a natural negotiator, able to build strong relationships with suppliers and work closely with our marketing team to ensure that our products are presented in the most enticing way possible.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and the chance to work with a dynamic and forward-thinking team dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers.


A successful Buyer - Confectionery should have:
  • A degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Previous experience in a buying role within the retail sector.
  • Very commercially astute with knowledge of trends, pricing, margins, etc. in commercial retail.
  • Ability to communicate with all teams and deliver to timelines in a fast-paced role.
  • Experience with onboarding and negotiating with suppliers.
  • A keen interest and proven achievements in FMCG.
  • Experience involving pricing and promotion activation strategies.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in using retail software and advanced Microsoft Office Suite.

Job Offer
  • A competitive salary of up to £50,000 per annum.
  • An engaging work environment in the heart of London.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth within the retail industry.
  • A diverse and inclusive company culture.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and have a sweet tooth to match, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our team as our new sweets buyer.


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