Retail Food Buyer

1st Executive
West End
GBP30000 - GBP45000 per annum + plus benefits
02 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Food Buyer

Our client a Major Catering and Service Organisation, are currently seeking individuals to join the team who have experience of purchasing of Food, Beverages or Retail products to join their dynamic team. Excellent opportunity for growth and development in the business along with excellent training and development given.

Key Responsibilities:

To be responsible for managing key product categories across Food & Beverages

Focus on cost improvements and sustainable commercial terms with selected supply partners which meet brand and operational requirements.

Work closeley with Supply Chain team to assist in the management of logistics, shelf life, storage and minimum production runs to ensure product is sourced at best cost, without reducing quality

Work closely with Marketing/NPD, Operations, Finance and Commercial team to ensure effective implementation and communication of activities and seamless transition of any new activities.

Negotiate new and improved commercial terms with suppliers / distributors / manufacturers and / or importers.

Take responsiblity for a spend of up to £15 million across meat, fish, dairy, fresh, frozen, ambient or retail products

Person Specification:

Ideally 2-3 years plus experience in the purchasing of Food & Beverages or Retail

Ideal experience gained from a food retailer / caterer, food service industry would be preferred

Ability to liaise strongly with stakeholders

Experience of managing and working closely with suppliers to ensure product devlivery and efficiency

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