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Buying Manager - Drinks

CPA Recruitment
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

A truly fantastic opportunity for somebody looking to broaden and strengthen their buying experience at one of the largest international retailers has become available.

You will be able to build your profile across the wider business through the delivery of key initiatives which are essential for the continued success of the category.

This is a key Buying Manager position within the team (established with line management responsibility), with the opportunity to lead strategic relationships across many large FMCG suppliers.

• Building a customer focused, long term category strategy that delivers sustainable growth for the business & drives market out-performance
• Finding, developing and managing both branded & OB suppliers, to deliver their customer propositions and their joint business targets whilst ensuring that product quality is achieved & maintained
• Working with suppliers to build a strong Buy/Move plan that ensures their products are manufactured, moved & sold in the most efficient way possible
• Effectively managing commodity and currency risk and negotiating a sustainable, market leading commercial position
• Forecasting and managing budgets effectively, delivering quantum profit targets and always being cost conscious
• Developing and leading a high performing team, giving you the opportunities to be your best
• Adhering to all their policies, storage and hand-over protocols and successfully completing all the training so that you have zero GSCOP breaches. Ensuring all agreements are recorded in writing, reporting GSCOP complaints to Legal within 48 hours of receipt, and leading a culture of compliance within the team
• Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

Key Skills
• Commercial buying experience
• Experience of managing cost models
• Range and trade planning
• Report preparation and analysis
• Operational skills relevant for this job:
• Influencing and negotiation
• Stakeholder Management
• Supplier Management
• Buying management
• Data Analysis
• Microsoft Excel
• Supplier economics

Ref Code: FMW40587

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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