Food Buyer

£32000 - £33000 per annum 
Job Type:
Purchasing and Procurement 
Job Ref:

Food Buyer – Organic Retail
Up to £32k + Excellent Bonus + Benefits

One of the UK’s foremost organic retailers is looking to strengthen its buying team with the appointment of someone to take charge of both the deli and chilled food sectors.

The Role
Working as an integral part of a small buying team the Buyer will take responsibility for the overall management of the product strategy (range, event & promotion) for both the chilled & deli categories. Your remit will include a responsibility for sourcing, managing and negotiating terms with the supplier portfolio in accordance with agreed budget targets.

There will also be a strong emphasis on NPD with your role encompassing not only the identification of the opportunity across both a branded and private label proposition, but also the management of each product from concept to launch.

Devising promotional plans and driving them through the business will be another key part of the brief.

The Candidate
The successful Chilled Food Buyer must have experience in a buying function, ideally from within the food arena but consideration will be given to Buyers from other sectors.

You must have a proven track record of effective supplier negotiation preferably including the sourcing and appointing of new suppliers.

You will be a versatile and flexible individual with a positive and enthusiastic attitude who can demonstrate excellent organisational skills and multi-tasking ability. Effective communication skills and a good grasp of the commercial needs of a business are also required.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident buying professional to develop their career within a dynamic and innovative company. You will follow a tailored training programme and receive on going on-the-job training to develop your skills.

The Company
A leading organic food retailer, established in 2000, with 5 stores across London. As a member of the Organic Trade Board, the company offer a product range including fresh produce, meat, fish, chilled goods, beer and wine, extensive natural remedies plus expert advice, all in an effort to provide the best organic shopping experience London can offer.

Offering a competitive salary, bonus, private healthcare, staff discount, training, plus a rewarding and stimulating place to work, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business. To apply for the Buyer role please send a CV via the link below quoting ref. ASN03.

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