Buyer/Buying Manager

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Staffordshire | Ref: BBBH27510

Up to £40000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, other benefits

Role Title

Buyer/Buying Manager


£40,000 + benefits

Role Profile

Our client, a leading retail convenience business, is looking to recruit a buying manager to join their small but close-knit buying team, to manage the Fresh Food department. The role reports directly into the Head of Buying

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating a strategic plan to deliver better for customers and simpler for stores
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure customer perception consistently improves and that plans/initiatives are delivered effectively and efficiently
  • Understand market competition and identify new opportunities
  • Create a promotional plan that is best in class and customer-focused
  • Strive to be 1st in market in delivering NPD and initiatives.
  • Consistently improve our range to our customers' needs
  • Ensure the price basket is managed to ensure competitivity in the market whilst delivering margin
  • Communicate price and promotions through an agreed marketing plan
  • Work with suppliers to deliver new initiatives that drive cost benefits
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure compliance
  • Work with supply chain to deliver best route to market, improve availability, reduce waste and understand MOQ impacts

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will be an existing Buyer or Buying manager with extensive FMCG experience ideally in food, experienced in 'open book' sourcing and who has worked on own label departments. You will also need;

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • High analytical ability
  • The ability to be proactive and reactive
  • Understanding of the market conditions and future trends
  • Strong understanding of supply chain

Client information

Our client is a leading convenience retailer based in Staffordshire


Up to £40,000 + benefits

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