Buying Manager – Food Retail

Buying Manager – Food Retail

Ref: JO-1809-105122 | £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Birmingham, West Midlands, England | Added:06/02/19

Quest Search and Selection are delighted to offer a Buying Manager role on behalf of major national retailer based in West Midlands.

The client has over 300 sites across the UK and currently trading positive growth figures.

As a Buying Manager you will be required to:

  • Create strong supplier relationship that are commercially viable and sustainable for both parties
  • Meet agreed financial KPI’s including sales, profitability & stock loss.
  • Working with the marketing team to support customer awareness of the portfolio of products & range availability
  • Looking at both localise & national buying strategies.
  • Produce accurate data that supports robust analysis
  • Influence stakeholders successfully to secure beneficial outcomes
  • Provide high levels of coaching, support and challenge within your team

The ideal Buying Manager should:

  • Have previous experience at a Buyer, Buying Manager, Senior Buyer or Category Manager level in a food or FMCG retail background.
  • A proven ability to produce and implement a successful buying strategy
  • Desirable but not essential if you have understanding of the Grocery Supply Code of Practice framework
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with commercially minded individuals
  • striving to influence & continuously improve KPIs and ways of working
  • Have had management experience leading at an Assistant Buyer level or above.

If successful for this Buying Manager role, benefits will include:

  • A competitive salary, bonus (up to 20% of annual salary)
  • private healthcare
  • Staff discount
  • Contributory pension

If you feel you are the right person for this Buying Manager role please apply with the following reference number, JO-1809-105122.

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