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Food Retail Buyer

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Food Retail Buyer

  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    Depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Tom Edmondson-Matthews

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

Food Retail Buyer | London | £ DOE

Are you a commercial buyer with a passion for food? Have you got a proven track record of negotiating the best possible prices for your categories? Are you able to utilise a variety of buying tactics to drive price points? If so, we want to hear from you.

About the Employer:
Our client is a leading food retailer famous for freshly prepared, good, natural food. With a centrally located office they offer a vibrant working environment full of friendly, motivated staff! They have a great reputation for quality products and are passionate about the food they supply to their customers. They work at real pace and are constantly innovating to keep up with the demands of the latest food trends.

About the Job:
The key responsibilities in this role will include the control of value chains and the cost of food, supplier management and creation and implementation of product plans and buying strategies.
Building great relationships with suppliers through effective commercial management whilst maintaining negotiating power will be key for your success. You will need to be able to deliver the best possible prices through your strong negotiation skills. The role will give you the opportunity to improve efficiency with suppliers and by constantly challenging the current buying practices you will drive efficiencies and add value to the business. Strategic planning will allow you to deliver margin improvement and drive profitability, whilst ensuring quality is never compromised.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record as a buyer with commercial activities in the food sector. Experience within or supplying a major retailer would be considered an asset. You will also need negotiation skills and have proven yourself as a great communicator that can influence others. You will have a history of strong decision making backed by results of seizing commercial opportunities through your skills as a buyer.

Minimum Requirements:
To be considered for this role you must have commercial experience as a buyer in the food industry with proven results. Have a working knowledge of retail supply chains and experience negotiating the procurement of food products. You must have a positive attitude and outlook.

To discuss this role in more detail please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or - job reference TEM12281