Buying Manager Food

Our client: Extremely successful, market leading food retailer with a fantastic customer reputation Highly commercial environment with a fast-paced culture focused on exceeding customer expectations. This Buying Manager Food role is ideal for an individual who wants to progress their career in an environment with development opportunities The role: As Buying Manager Food you will lead, develop, coach and manage a team to source and buy food products. You will have full P&L accountability for the specific area. You will develop, implement, and review a trading strategy for a specific product range of food products developing innovative buying strategies which exceed customer expectations. Developing ad leading the high performing team you will support and develop your teams personal development. From a commercial perspective you will support with category reviews, joint business planning, pricing & promotional strategies etc The Buying Manager Food will be responsible for ensuring that the supply base and the product range for the category is optimized using data and analysis to maximize performance and drive sales, profitability and market share Negotiating with suppliers you will agree and deliver market leading joint business plans aligned to customer and wider commercial strategy. You will identify opportunities to improve all-in-margin and will manage and review the performance of a complex supplier base to drive engagement and performance. The Buying Manager Food will lead the team to source new and innovative ranges and product innovation that exceeds customers expectations that is first to market. Using data and analytics tools (such as SQL and Python) the Buying Manager Food will identify process improvements to drive efficiency and profitability. You will assess and analyze performance issues and opportunities and devise and implement solutions Working with internal and external stakeholders you will develop the strategic plan that will deliver long term growth Ideal candidate: This Buying Manager Food role is ideal for a commercial individual who has food buying experience gained from UK food retail. This ideally is minimum 5 years experience Having excellent leadership skills, you will have a depth of people management experience You must be able to analyze complex sets of data and have good project management experience It is essential to be able to demonstrate hands on buying and have negotiated directly with suppliers. You must be able to show good commercial acumen, strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with excellent communication skills In addition, you will demonstrate a passion for the customer and a flair for commerciality Benefits & details: You will thrive in a matrix blue chip structure that is down to earth and personable. Excellent package £75000 plus 20% bonus and excellent benefits Location home counties with flexible working (2 days from home) Please send your CV using the form on this page,quoting reference 1/16213/7 . Confidentiality assured. Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you do not hear back within 14 days unfortunately the relevant consultant has decided not to progress with your application. For alternative opportunities please search our vacancies on our website. Seven Search & Selection Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary (interim) workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&Cs, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found on our website.
East London, England, UK
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