Head of Buying – Food

Head of Buying – Food

Ref: JO-1910-107129 | £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Benefits | Location:London, England | Added:18/10/19

This award-winning business is currently looking for a Head of Buying to work alongside the Head of NPD to drive all categories of their supplier & retail business.

This role will be looking after all buying categories with Fresh, Bakery & Ambient; including NPD & finished products including ingredients and GNFR. The overall accountability is to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability and be accountable of the EBITDA.

As a Head of Buying include:

  • Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships with both UK and International suppliers.
  • Working with the Buyer & Supply Manager to complete open to buy forecasts
  • Working closing with the head of NPD to drive new products and range management
  • Working towards cost control for ingredients, and new supplier relationships
  • Looking at news suppliers and negotiating terms of business
  • Looking at all procurement suppliers for examples packaging, plastic bags etc
  • Getting customers feedback from Manager’s and the Insight team
  • Executing category reviews and business plans
  • Maintain sales and profit according to budget within a short, medium and long-term business plan
  • Being responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales

To be successful in this Head of Buying position you must have –

  • Buying Manager or Head of Buying experience within Retail, Supplier, Manufacturing or Purchasing food background from a chilled, fresh food, grocery or ambient category.
  • Have led a team of 3-5 people
  • Open to working for a SME to drive growth
  • Knowledge of the retail & wholesale business
  • Track record of success within your career
  • Have lead and coached to deliver outstanding results as part of a team
  • Excellent communication at all levels & maintain and developed key supplier relationships

This is a great opportunity to work in an omi-channel food business and be part of a larger business with exposure to the board & executive team. This position is ideally suited to someone in the West Midlands, or London location due to the travel of this position. In return you will receive a competitive bonus & contributory pension. If you feel that you have the Category or Buying experience within a leadership role please apply today quoting the reference JO-1802-103862/A.

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