Buying Director

Buying Director

Ref: JO-2102-108748 | £115000 - £160000 per annum + + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Greater Manchester, England | Added:20/04/21

Quest Search & Selection are currently partnering with this omni-channel retail business who is looking to recruit a Buying Director within their food and FMCG categories.

Roles & responsibilities of this Buying Director role –

  • End to end accountability for a multi-million sales & profit delivery across the retail division
  • Working with the board & leadership team of up to 5-7 direct reports.
  • Can executive & deliver market share growth across categories
  • Leading and engaging the trading team and the opportunity for proactive succession planning.
  • Can deliver simplification across ranges & pricing offer where needed.
  • Lead innovation and focus into ranges to deliver differentiation
  • To deliver significant efficiency & supplier savings
  • Developing new and existing supplier relationships
  • Driving the commercial objectives of the company

To be successful in this Buying Director role –

  • Have a proven background at a Category, Buying or Trading Director level
  • Must have current or previous grocer experience – ideally from the top 4
  • Have a track record of building and driving forwards a commercial category
  • Leading & developing a team of Senior/Buying Manager levels
  • Have a strong commercial instinct
  • Have a great balance across the perceived leadership behaviours that will be complimentary in delivering commercial success whilst adhering to the customer requirements
  • Ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results
  • This role will require travel from the North West or would require relocation from London
  • Excellent communication at all levels including influence at a C level
  • Graduate or Graduate calibre with extensive experience within the Grocers.

Benefits that are included in this Buying Director position –

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Lucrative Bonus up to 50%
  • Pension
  • flexible working
  • Car allowance
  • free parking
  • 25 days holiday
  • Relocation Assistance – if not local

If you feel that this opportunity is the right level for your development, please send your cv today quoting the reference JO-2102-108748

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