Buyer – Ambient, Fresh, Bakery & Snacking

Buyer – Ambient, Fresh, Bakery & Snacking

Ref: JO-2206-110256 | £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:London, England | Added:27/07/22

Quest Search & Selection are proudly partnering with this global multi-brand business which has been established for over 100 years and has over 200 stores globally and growing.

The main purpose of this Buyer –Ambient Food & Snacking role is to make sure that the both branded and own-label products are exceeding their targets & that you are supporting the Buyer to drive sales and ensure maximum profitability.

The roles and responsibilities for this Buyer –Ambient, Fresh, Bakery & Snacking role –

  • You will have buying responsibility for smaller categories across a variety of food categories
  • You’ll need to analyse data and spot trends, whilst building strategic relationships internally & externally.
  • With commercial thinking you’ll create new ranges, appropriate pricing and sales-boosting strategies
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with given suppliers to drive sales and total profitability
  • Improving margin through generating income and working through cost price negotiations
  • Work with the supply chain team to ensure all lines are delivered on time and in full
  • Undertaking of in depth analysis of sales and margin to understand the trading position
  • Define the pricing and promotional strategy for the category
  • You will be responsible for selecting and developing profitable new ranges for upcoming seasons
  • Keep abreast of international market trends, customer requirements and competitor activity thus identify market opportunities

To be successful in this Buyer –Ambient, Fresh, Bakery & Snacking

  • You’ll be an experienced Assistant or Junior Buyer within food or drink within a fast-paced retail or wholesale
  • At least 2+ years in a buying capacity
  • A head for figures, as this area is data-driven.
  • Previous experience of managing margins and sales
  • Have had accountability for revenue, sales, margin and promotional income.
  • Have an understanding of food safety regulations & safety compliance
  • Full accountable of range budget and margin

The Benefits of this Buyer –Ambient, Fresh, Bakery & Snacking role

  • 25 days Holidays
  • Pension
  • Flexible working (on average 3 days in the office)
  • Staff discounts and other incentives

The role will appeal to someone who wants to gain experience within a fast growing and ambitious business, where their people are their biggest asset! If this role sounds like you then please send your cv today, quoting the reference JO-2206-110256.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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