Assistant Food Buyer

Fenwick Consulting Ltd
12 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Food Buyer to join our client's team based in Central England.

Together with a successful team of passionate foodies, you will support the head office team to assess the commercial performance of current ranges, reviewing and acting upon market trends and reviewing competitors offerings.

You will support the development of the range as well as supplier strategies for the regional retail food portfolio.

We are looking for an ambitious Assistant Food Buyer who is keen to progress the role quickly.

The role can be based in Cirencester or Shrewsbury with nationwide / European travel as and when required.

Key Responsibilities

Assess the commercial performance of the current retail food range, market trends and opportunities.
Review and analyse current price points, margin performance, competitor price positioning and retailer margin versus budget.
Support the development of promotional strategies to drive sales, profitability and VFM offers.
Source Product Supply.
Ensure we are leveraging our buying power effectively.
Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
Working cross functionally with key business departments such as marketing, finance, operations etc.
Work closely with the in-house technical manager to ensure quality standards are maintained.
Deliver analytics and reports to the business as required.

About You

Minimum of 2 years purchasing experience preferably in a retail food role.
Experience in Fresh, Artisan & Ambient Food Buying and Grocery Retail.
Accurate and detail oriented with exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
Team player who is creative, open minded, methodical and passionate about their role.
What we offer

A competitive salary along with a number of additional benefits including 33 days annual leave, company contributed pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work, life assurance and fantastic staff discount.

Interested? Then please send your CV ASAP!