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Buying Manager -Beers, Wine & Spirits

Job Reference: Q103279

Employer/Agency Name: Quest Search and Selection

Location: South East, Hertfordshire, --N

Job Sector: Food, FMCG; Retail

Salary/Package: £35k-£48k

Date Posted: 17/06/2017

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A leading retailer & wholesaler is looking to recruit a Buyer Manager to oversee one of their branded categories within drinks.

As a Buyer you will be responsible for the trading plan to reduce costs and optimise terms with partners and to maximise turnover and profitability.

You will be part of a large international organisation with a highly influential buying and marketing power & a brand with sustainable and progressive financial support.

In this position you responsibilities include:

* To develop, implement, and review a trading plan
* Reduce costs where possible with suppliers
* Optimise terms with suppliers that are beneficial for both parties
* Increase profit generated
* Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales
* Have gained a commercial understanding of the brand and commercial requirements
* Working closely with range and brand team regarding availability levels of products

To be successful in the position you must have -

* Buyer or Category Manager within Food Retail, Drinks, FMCG or Drinks NAM's.
* Track record of negotiations with large suppliers
* Working towards P & L budgets
* Experience with Branded or Own-Brand ranges
* Range Planning
* Working closely with Planning, Distribution & Marketing teams
* Graduate calibre
* Excellent communication at all levels

In return you will work for a retail with a great international, Blue-chip business with a package to suit which include Bonus, Private Healthcare & Free Car parking. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the referenceQ103279.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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