Role details

Buyer - Produce, Meat and Poultry

West Yorkshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Rapidly growing value retailer looking for buyer/senior buyer
  • Experience of retal or wholesale buying

About Our Client

My client based in West Yorkshire is a well known value retailer who are significant increasing their portfolio in the value & convenience sector.There is plenty of scope for development as the roles have real breadth. You will get involved in all aspects of your area and be faced with challenges you may never encounter in a large blue chip organisation and you will be able to personally make a real difference

Job Description

As a Buyer - Produce, Meat and Poultry responsible for executing the sourcing and selection strategy for a given product range. You will own and support the delivery of key target KPIs in line with the company strategy and achieve optimum cost and margin through effective negotiation, supplier management and identification of the most effective sourcing routes.

  • You will have more accountability and ownership than in a large organisation; with more freedom to make decisions and ownership of your area end to end.
  • You must have a can do attitude.
  • Manage the P&L for a defined buying area
  • Manage a complex variety of supplier relationships
  • Deliver a customer facing offer balancing range, price and promotion
  • Execute the sourcing and selection strategy for a given range of products
  • Negotiate optimum product cost with suppliers
  • Identify most cost effective sourcing routes into the stores
  • Implement Pricing, Promotional & Ranging strategies as agreed by the Business Strategy
  • Know and understand the relevant retail market and the category performance within that

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this role, you must have trading / buying experience in a retail, wholesale, cash and carry or food service environment where you will have demonstrable track record of success in delivering a profitable and innovative Fresh range. You will also need the ability to handle complex negotiations and to set / manage budgets to deliver sales against target. Ideally you will have experience of Trading within a Fresh Food category, which could be Meat, Fish, Poultry and produce



Essential Skills-

Buyer - Produce, Meat and Poultry

  • Product, Market and Consumer knowledge and market awareness
  • Negotiation knowledge & skills
  • Strong commercial skills and understanding of finance
  • Effective communicator and networker
  • Accountability for Results and ability to deliver
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Information Management & Analytical skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Managing your time effectively





What's on Offer

If successful, you'll be offered a market leading salary and benefits package that includes company car allowance, pension and health care

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