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Retail Buyer (Groceries)

b3 jobs
London (North), London (Greater)
Up to £50,000 + bonus (10%)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Retail Buyer (Groceries)

Up to £50,000 plus Bonus (10%)
NW London - Hybrid
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8695

The company

The company has led the convenience food retail market for years, with a long-standing presence in both the UK and throughout Europe. The business is dedicated to innovation and is strategically placed in multiple UK locations to effectively service and delight its customers.

About the Retail Buyer (Groceries) job

As a Retail Buyer you will develop, implement, and review a category plan that leverages the company’s scale and efficiency with suppliers to reduce cost of goods, optimise terms and improve profitability, whilst maintaining security of supply. All applicants must have FULL rights to work in the UK. Sponsorship is not available.

Key tasks

Negotiating on a national basis and delivering national income budget.

Ensuring supply base is robust and work with suppliers to resolve issues.

Recognise opportunities to increase promotional investment.

Identifying potential seasonal product opportunities in own category.

Take accountability of negotiation of cost price increases and ensuring timelines are optimal.

About You

The successful candidate shall possess 2-3 years’ experience of negotiating at a high level within a recognised brand/retailer, with a background of analysing and interpreting data as well as forecasting and conducting category reviews and has successfully negotiated with multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience in managing promotions & managing suppliers including assessing strengths and weaknesses.
  • A Seasonal Buying background, including identifying product opportunities.
  • An understanding of Cost price Management “CPI” and market dynamics.
  • Working and adhering to deadlines.

More details

The Retail Buyer (Groceries) job is based in North London and offers hybrid working and is paying up to £50,000 plus bonus (10%) according to your experience. All applicants must have FULL rights to work in the UK. Sponsorship is not available.

The package includes Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Enhanced Company Pension (4% Employee, 6% Employer), Health Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Long Service Awards, Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay , Salary Extras - Discount Scheme - eating out, cinema trips and days out, as well as on the high street and online, Gym Membership, Season Ticket Loans, Free Parking, Birthday & Special Occasion Gifts, Comprehensive L&D Programme, Annual Bonus Scheme, Free refreshments.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, office hours, 35hrs per week.

Alternate job titles

Food Manufacturing Buying Jobs | Purchasing Jobs | Raw Materials Buyer | Ingredients Buyer | Procurement Jobs | Food Industry Jobs | Food Manufacturing Jobs



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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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