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Category Buyer, Food, Lancashire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£38000 - £40000 per annum + Car, Bonus, & Benefits
Closing date
17 Jun 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Experienced Category Buyer required to join trading team to work in partnership with key stakeholders to deliver the buying plan and to achieve commercial targets.

This dynamic and ambitious buying and marketing group work with branded suppliers and private label manufacturers to deliver market-leading foodservice ranges for their members across chilled, frozen, ambient food, and non-food categories.

They have created an additional Category Buying role within the trading team who will play a key part in managing the continued growth of the business within a number of different food categories.

As a skilled Category Buyer with a minimum of two years' experience in either a wholesale, foodservice, or retail environment this is a fantastic opportunity to execute and grow your category experience. Your skills in developing and implementing category plans with key stakeholders will enable you to deliver the buying plan and ultimately achieve the business's commercial targets.

This role would suit an enthusiastic team player with a great personality who is hands-on with a great track record of delivering commercial results. As part of a small team with a flat structure the ability to connect and engage with key stakeholders to drive change collaboratively is key along with sharing best practice in this fast-paced environment.

You will have great interpersonal skills, will be fluent in Microsoft packages and ideally be CIPs qualified. Previous food buying experience would be highly advantageous.

In return the company offers a competitive salary, car allowance, and private medical insurance. Salary is negotiable dependent on previous experience.

If you feel excited by the opportunity to work as a Category Buyer for this business, please apply with your CV today.

REF. HLJ45909


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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