4 days ago

Ref: BBBH35606

Senior Buyer/Head of Buying

Altrincham, Greater Manchester

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum Benefits


Senior Buyer/Head of Buying


£40,000 - £50,000 DOE Benefits

Role Profile

Cast UK are currently partnering with a rapidly expanding FMCG business to assist with the recruitment process of a Senior Buyer/Head of Buying. This role will be integral to the growth of the International Business, as well as working closely with the Managing Director to further develop and improve your own personal skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a product, brand, and need state strategy for the business
  • Recruit new international brands - the key target market will be the US with the aim of repeating the success of recent listings of US brands
  • Secure trading terms, market exclusive distribution rights and develop joint business plans with key partners
  • Work closely with the Head of Trading to drive growth by developing a robust trading calendar covering new brand launches, new product launches and promotional activity
  • Work with the wider team to develop wholesale channels for key international brands, using the company's current relationships
  • Redesign, develop and grow own brand range, supported by the group product development team
  • Reporting to the group MD

Skills & Experience:

  • Able and willing to work with a lot of freedom developing the role from a high-level set of objectives
  • Prepared to travel to the US and other locations to recruit new brands and visit trade shows
  • Experience of health foods and/or VMS would be desirable but not essential, but there must be a willingness to become a category expert (training will be provided from internal group product development teams)
  • Driven and ready to take on a challenging but rewarding role
  • Experience of branded buying and proactive recruiting of new brands


£40,000 - £50,000 Benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com.

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