Buyer – Meat / Fresh Food

Buyer – Meat / Fresh Food

Ref: JO-1908-106812 | £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits | Location:London, England | Added:21/10/19

Quest Search & Selection are partnering with this omni-channel, award winning, specialist food retailer.

This unique role is looking for a Fresh Food /Meat Buyer to join their retail buying and category management team. You will be responsible for the commercial performance of the category and with developing their ranges and value-added products within the farms and abattoirs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own and develop ranges that reflect the company’s mid to high end market position.
  • Develop a category strategy and maximize the potential for the meat and poultry ranges.
  • Interact and weekly visits to the Meat retail counters with the stores
  • Daily interaction with Butchers, Abattoirs and suppliers
  • Identifying and execute NPD / new product development opportunities
  • Bring innovation through new ideas to keep up with market trends
  • Develop strong supplier relationships within egg and fish categories

To be successful in this position you must –

  • Buyer experience within a retail, manufacturing or supplier side
  • You MUST have fresh food or Meat experience as a category
  • Be able to travel between stores, head office and stores in London and their production site in Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire.
  • Strong leadership skills, experience in fresh food ideally within meats from either retail, wholesale or foodservice.
  • Good negotiation and supplier management skills are needed.
  • Be able to work under pressure in a faced paced environment
  • Have a good understanding of the buying cycle of meat and/or poultry.

If this sounds interesting and you want to hear more about a great company with an excellent brand that develops its people through training & development then please apply today with your CV quoting the reference JO-1908-106812.

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