Leicestershire £ 24,000 to £ 28,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 012713

A Leicestershire based ambient food supplier is recruiting for a Buyer to join there purchasing department, this person will be tasked with managing and delivering commercial ranges and unique products.

Commutable from: Market Harborough, Corby, Northampton, Rugby, Leicester, Hinckley, Kettering

Salary: £ 24,000 - £ 28,000 p.a. plus holiday, parking, progression and other benefits

The Role of Buyer:

Support strategy for each launch with short, medium and long-term planning
Grow sales and profit for all products within categories of responsibility, ensuring the range, launch and delivery is on time
Continuously review category and brand performance to improve customer offers and reduce costs also
Present all decisions on price, range and promotions using data from customers, competitors, sales and margin
Create buying range plans detailing price, suppliers, MOQ and components
Plan and negotiate customer-focused promotions in line with the business plan
Identify new sources of supply and negotiate terms with new and existing suppliers
Manage the NPD process within categories, identifying and driving margin benefits for the business
Manage and maintain all pricing and stock files on the systems within categories of responsibility
Monitor and report to the senior buyer the performance of products within categories, and prepare supplier briefing packs

The Person:

Proven experience working in a buyer position
Strong analytical and decision making skills
Good planning and organisation skills
Analytical with good numeracy skills
Able to thrive in a fast moving environment
Occasional travel and overnight stays
A passion for food

To apply for the role of Buyer please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Griffiths or call 01789 201040, thanks.
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