30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
17 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a well-established, multi award winning, ambitious FMCG company and a major player in the wholesale market. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer to join their ever-expanding buying team. This challenging roles offer a great opportunity to make your mark in a growing company with excellent progression opportunities on offer.

The role involves negotiating prices with suppliers for new and existing product lines; therefore it is key that effective relationships are maintained with suppliers. You will ensure goods are delivered on time, responsible for range reviews, promotional activity, negotiating terms, stock availability and stockholding within your categories. You will review sales to interpret customer needs and react to any changes.

Essential skills
  • Experience: 5 years or more wholesale or retail industry
  • Categories: Fresh, frozen, frozen ethnic, oriental, fruit and veg, spirits, beers & ciders, soft drinks, retail grocery, catering grocery, non food (packaging)
  • Strong ability to control and deliver KPIs: Profit, sales, stockholding, availability
  • Ability to work with data, analyse promotions and work on range reviews
  • Category management experience
  • Supply Chain understanding
  • Ability to prioritise, demonstrating first class organisational and time management skills
  • Be confident and competent in negotiating and networking
  • Be able to work on their own initiative and be adaptable
  • Have good commercial awareness, creative, organised with the ability to multi-task
  • Confidence working as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Be numerical and proficient in all Microsoft packages
  • Customers portfolio would be an advantage
Candidates have to have food related procurement experience.

For more details please apply for an initial call back regarding the role/your experience or call David Thomas for a confidential chat. We look forward to hearing from you.

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