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Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778)

SUMMARY:
My client was looking for a Senior Purchasing Category Manager to join their Purchasing team.
This individual will be expected to make a measurable and key contribution to the business through creating the optimal product and quality offer for the customer, negotiating the most favorable supplier terms and conditions and managing supplier relationships.
Please note this job for Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn.
1. The candidate should be recognized for their high level technical buying and category management competence.
2. Spend responsibility associated with this role was A£20M. Many opportunities within the organisation.
Key responsibilities for this role include a€


Producing commercial buying strategy for own buying area
Lead the sourcing direction with their colleagues in the brand team
Rigorously drive own suppliers and team suppliers to be looked at on risk assessment basis
Driving due diligence financial reporting, supplier visits etc
Lead direct reports where applicable
the employee will need to show the following skill set for consideration for this job vacancy offer a€



Minimum 5 years food buying and category management experience, preferably in a retail/ foodservice organization
Extensive cross category food buying and supply chain knowledge, preferably in a retail/ food service organization and or specific food and category management knowledge
Solid understanding of food quality, manufacturing processes and costs
Strong focus on customer first and product quality
Strong decision making, judgement, planning and organizing, willingness to take calculated risks to exceed goals
Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze data and distill information and present key recommendations.
(N.B. Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) is shown for research purposes only.)
It was responsibility of the Senior Purchasing Category Buyer to create and implement the strategic direction for food buying by category each year - using their knowledge of the Groups brands , the markets in which they are operating and the suppliers in those areas a€ this individual will need to be able to create innovative solutions to drive best value
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25/04 - Junior Buyer Dorothy Perkins Brands and Concessions ...    Location: West End South East London Jobs

Key points: Junior Buyer- Dorothy PerkinsThis job offer -We currently have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a Junior Buyer to be working with one of our brands, Dorothy Perkins. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are seeking to employ and looking for applications from existing Junior Buyers.Key Vacancy responsibilities-Supports the Buyer and contributes to the decisions on the product range.When required present garments to senior management and follow up on afterwards action points for the team/department.Looks further ahead than immediate problems to focus on ideas and solutions that may be of longer-term benefit to profitability.Delegate responsibility to BAA and Assistant Buyer to develop their skills. Provides a wider more strategic understanding of the business, the customer and the department.Keep team informed and up to date on key issues.Works closely with Merchandising team to review department performance and develop areas for improvement.Builds successful working relationships both internally (Design Technical Services, HO based retail function) and externally (Suppliers).Anticipates and resolves problems with deliveries continuing to build stable long term relationships with suppliers.Skills/Experience required-Previous buying experience in Brands and ConcessionsAn understanding of fashion trends and knowledge of the High Street, bringing new, well thought out ideas to contribute to the Buying process.Having a strong fashion eye is sought.Good problem solving skills and can take initiative to resolve issues.The skillto do under pressure and work in a fast paced environment.The capability to take responsibility and make decisions.The able to discuss and communicate successfully at all levels.Manage time successfully by setting and achieving priorities and timescales.Have proven success at buying your own area.Our Reward & Benefits PackageCore Benefits-Access to our Pension SchemeStaff Discount 25%+ in Arcadia and 20% in BHS (some exclusions apply)Interest free Season Ticket LoanHoliday Trading Buying/SellingDiscretionary Bonus incentives incentives Scheme Giving the opportunity to add to your salary and benefitsExtras We also offer a range of extra benefits including external discounts through our uSave' website. There are thousands of offers to choose from including High Street and online shopping deals as well as a number of spa breaks and holidays.Flexible Reward Flexible Reward is designed to give choice and control over the benefits package you can receive. It gives the opportunity to access a wide range of benefits, enabling a selection of those that best suit the individual lifestyle and personal circumstances.The Brand Established over 90 years ago, Dorothy Perkins is now one of the biggest fashion retailers in the country. We trade in over 400 stores in the UK and operate in over Thirty international markets, in-store and online and we have further growth planned in the next 6-12 month ..........

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27/04 - SENIOR BUYER Wovens    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Incredibly exciting opportunity to work for a premium design led multi-channel lifestyle business and buy the wovens category.They are ideally looking for somebody already at established Buyer or Senior Buyer level with an eye for boutique style product combined with global sourcing and product development experience. This role requires a passionate, enterprising individual with a flexible approach and the skillto work successfully in a creative and fast paced environment. This role will report to the Head of Buying, work alongside a team of Designers and Merchandisers and manage a small team. This is a sensational job working for a well known expanding business that is going from strength to strength within UK, Wholesale and International. If you have the relevant experience for this role, click the apply button to deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) to Emma Ramsden remembering to state your current salary and package.vacancy reference: ER-73163 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful jobseekers will be contacted..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/SENIOR-BUYER---Wovens_job65188550 ..........

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27/04 - Buyer    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: A Buyer is necessary to work in our fast paced office located in central London. Working within a dynamic IT sales department the employee will be focusing on Business process and purchasing. Remuneration is £28, 000-£32, 000 The company benefits are Holiday, Pension Job offer is situated in London COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Surrey, Hertfordshire JOB SPECIFICATION - Buyer In order to be successful in this new vacancy role Your job duties will include being responsible for the following:.Successfully establish key internal and external relationships with exemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact.Responsible for company supplier engagement process, the accurate update of supplier data on the ERP system and supplier statuses..Maintenance of Purchasing Processes and Controls..Procure competitive quotes from suppliers, including price negotiation.Maintain integrity and a professional level of communication with suppliers..Resolution of supplier queries. REQUIREMENTS - Buyer In order to be considered for this role you must have the following:. Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain or related field desired.Studying or have obtained CIPS.Experience working in a purchasing role.Ideally experience working within a technology company.Be a strong team player with exemplary conversational and communication sills.Be it literate and confident in Excel PROSPECTS: This is a great opportunity to work for a fast paced and fast growing technology Value added reseller and grow your purchasing career. THE COMPANY: We are a value added reseller with a UK turnover in excess of £40m. Focusing on adding real value to our customers by building infrastructure within their IT. Working with some of the biggest vendors in the global such as HP, Lenovo and DELL. INTERESTED? Please apply to our consultant Zoe Chatley quoting Buyer reference ZC1604-61 to DD: +44 (0)1604 683307 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the vacancy is based...This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Buyer_job65388858 ..........

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26/04 - Senior Buyer    Location: Feltham London Hounslow South West London ... Jobs

Key points: The business:
This is a £multi million international food business who are focused on quality and delivery. They have a strong belief of looking after and developing the people they employ. This is a new role in the business.
Your role:

- Deliver a substantial purchasing spend to maximise value for money.
- Nurture and growproductive supplier relationships.
- Release the benefits of international sourcing.
- Strategic sourcing plans.
- Ientify new ingredients and lead new initiatives.
- Work in multi-functional teams.
- Commercial negotiation and agreementmanagement
- Project leadership

Your background

- Degree level qualification
- FMCG buying experience
- International sourcing experience
- Responsibility for a substantial purchasing spend
- Passion for buying and sound commercial acumen
- A great communicator and relationship builder
- Results focus and strong influencing skills.
- Flexible to travel. c£60k ..........

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22/04 - Junior IT Buyer    Location: London West London Jobs

Key points: Inside Out Purchasing & Supply has been engaged by an established and leading retail company to recruit a Junior IT Buyer. This role would ideally suit someone who has some IT Buying experience, but not required.

This job offer :

findnew opportunities for cost reduction and savings principally within IT but also in the wider environment.
Support and assist the IT Purchasing Manager to deliver the IT strategy
Engage with IT stakeholders to manage queries and give procurement support on sourcing, due diligence, agreementqueries and the preparation of RFX documentation.
Source new suppliers and do due diligence activities to calculatesupplier viability, track record reputation and value add to group
Assist in the competitive bidding process including the drafting and preparation of RFX documentation.
Support IT Purchasing Manager in commercial negotiations.
Prepare and draft contracts and liaise with the legal team.
Assist with delivery of systematic competitive bidding and suppler rationalisation.
Project managing the purchasing process.
Driving good practice purchasing across the different business areas.
Management of specific projects.

KEY SKILLS:
Demonstrable a good knowledge of purchasing processes.
Strong interpersonal skills.
skillto highlight and manage own workload without close supervision.
Awareness of IT and IT services. £30k pa ..........

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20/04 - Senior Buyer Womenswear, SYDNEY    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Australia based roleThe prospective employer is one of Australia's leading and most renowned fashion brands, with over 100 stores across Australia and New Zealand. Due to growth, we are currently seeking a gifted Senior Buyer to be working with the team.Within your role you will work closely with a passionate team of direct reports and report into the Buying Manager and senior leadership team.Key skills:- strong womenswear retail buying background- extensive product development experience (womenswear)- strong supplier relationships across China- team management and proven leadership experience- strong understanding of the Australian and International retail market- skillto develop a commercial range in line with brand identityThe ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will ideally have 2-3+ years experience at a Senior Buyer level and be ready to make the move to this leading retailer - a household name within Australia with endless career progression opportunitiesExcellent salary package on offer and relocation support in order to relocate to Sydney. The prospective employer is also open to a talented and knowledgable international jobseeker for this new vacancy and will give the appropriate Visa.Salary up to 150'000 base.Please apply with your CV in Word format via the link.Please note that only shortlisted jobseekers will be contacted..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Senior-Buyer---Womenswear-SYDNEY_job65187512 ..........

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27/04 - Denim Buyer    Location: West End South East London Jobs

Key points: The employer is an established and leading young womens fashion business who is currently seeking an established Denim Buyer for their phenomenally successful womenswear department.. Ideally the employee will be from a structured fashion retailer where you will already be dealing with and working on this product category with a great knowledge of key trends... The Candidate must have proven product development experience..have built supplier relationships in this area..be used to working within a highly creative environment..Working alongside design technical and merchandising teams Your job duties will include being responsible for sourcing, identifying missed opportunities, .. Overseeing fits and undertaking steady travel to see suppliers and complete trend shopping. This is a great Buyer opportunity within an amazing brand where you will also have the scope to progress your career and manage a large team.. Please note due to mass applications we are only able to respond to suitable jobseekers at this stage. Ref: SW-Denim Buyer 16400..This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Denim-Buyer_job65214249 ..........

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26/04 - Buyer    Location: London Ealing South West London Greenford ... Jobs

Key points: This is a great opportunity for a talented and knowledgable Buyer to be working with a global electronics engineering business that specialise in electronic control systems located in Middlesex.

The successful Buyer will be responsible for the procurement of engineering materials and services for new product development (NPI). The Buyer will also be involved in raising purchase orders via the MRP system and liaison with suppliers, ensuring cost, quantity and quality requirements are achieved.

The Buyer will ideally have several years of purchasing/procurement experience within a similar role, specifically dealing with electronic components, metal work and PCB sub-contracting within the aerospace industry. They will also have strong negotiation and supplier facing skills, as the vacancy will infrequently involve travelling to supplier sites.

The role is an initial six month agreementwith a possibility of extension.

Buyer Requirements:
Several years of purchasing/buying/procurement experience within the electronics sector
earlier work experience working within an aerospace environment
skillto use the company MRP system to raise purchase orders and run critical shortage reports
exemplary conversational and communication and negotiation skills
skillto obtain competitive quotations relating to material and services purchased
Full UK driving license & skillto gain UK SC clearance £20-23 per hour (Ltd) ..........

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23/04 - BUYER/SENIOR BUYER Beauty (Brands)    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: A sensational opportunity has arisen for a talented and knowledgable Beauty Buyer / Senior Buyer to be working with this leading multi product retailer in what will be a important, very exciting position. The successful individual will be responsible for setting the strategy, managing their branded products and be responsiblefor driving sales send through acquiring key brands, range building and negotiation.We are seeking to employ and looking for a well established Buyer or Senior Buyer with a strong background in managing premium beauty brands. Candidates must showexcellent market knowledge and possess a good eye for product along with a sensational negotiation technique and the skillto build key supplier relationships.This is a very exciting time to be working with this team, who have been seeing some sensational results and who are set for further growth.If you have the relevant experience for this role, click the apply button to deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) to Sarah Dovaston remembering to state your current salary and package.vacancy reference: SD-44361AWe regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful jobseekers will be contacted..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/BUYERSENIOR-BUYER-Beauty-Brands_job65164599 ..........

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27/04 - Assistant Buyer Home    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Reports to: BuyerThis job offer :We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to be working with us here at BHS on our Homeware department. Reporting directly into the Buyer the employee will be involved with all aspects of developing the range. Our Homeware department is fast-paced high-volume and constantly changing which makes for an exciting, energetic environment.Range Building and Planning- Demonstrate a strong interest and awareness of key homeware trends, putting send these ideas to the Senior Buyer for trials- Regularly visit branches to gain an understanding of what a model store should look like- Working closely with the buyer to develop product and contribute towards product decisions across the department- Highlight any quality issues to the buyer- Developing samples with suppliers and cross costing- findany new products for the department to trial- Research market and customer trends discussing with the buyer if these are suitable for BHS- Contribute to range planning and trade meetings- Become involved with discussions on trade and the impact this has on planning next season- Follow up on issues from quality issuesProfit Maximisation- Use line print to review sales, highlighting reactions to the team and offer suggestions- Develop and understanding of the OTB and relate this to department trading e.g. repeat buys and cancellations- Use weekly departmental sales reports to review department performance, identifying any opportunities and highlighting these to the buyer- Oversee the Buyers Assistant when managing kimble orders to make sure minimum cost for the brand- Clearly understand the balance between creative and commercial product to develop a profitable range- Highlight and discuss and risks identified from the line print, offering potential solutions- Start to understand the factors involved in delivering a profitable range- Able to show awareness of the department current performance and how this compares to the rest of BHS and the earlier yearSupplier Management- Develop positive working relationships with suppliers through initial meetings- Manage supplier relationship in order to meet critical deadlines- Confirm all order details with supplier ensuring accuracy- Overseeing the Buyers Assistant on any supplier duties to make sure accuracy- findany problems with delivery through good communication with suppliers and the distribution centre- Understand quality standards to make sure these are adhered to by the supplier- Negotiate with suppliers to resolve delivery issuesThe Person:- Experience within a fast paced fashion retailer as an Assistant Buyer with a keen in interest in Homeware- skillto think in a logical way, taking into account all information from senior peers and other sources- Confident to challenge decisions when appropriate- Excellent time management and prioritization skills- skillto be working without direction takes ownership for own responsibilities- Constantly seeks opportunities for de ..........

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26/04 - Interim Senior Buyer (NHS)    Location: London Sutton Surrey South West London South East ... Jobs

Key points: This is an exciting interim opportunity for an IT Buyer to work for a reputable NHS Foundation Trust in South London..Client Details.The prospective employer is a NHS Foundation Trust located in South London who give expert services for people from across the UK..Description.This position will sit within the procurement team predominantly focusing on the IT Category..Profile. Public sector procurement knowledge experience Knowledge of IT Procurement Cradle to grave procurement experience is sought. Job Offer. £150-£200 per day IMMEDIATE START.. This job was initially submitted as.www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/Interim-Senior-Buyer-NHS_job65374641 ..........

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24/04 - Buyer Furniture (6 Month FTC)    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: This job offer We have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a Buyer to be working with us here at BHS on our fast paced Homeware division. The Candidate will be the key driving force in the development of a commercial range that meets sales targets by exceeding our customers' expectations. The Candidate will work closely with our Buying team to constantly deliver a range that is one step ahead of our competitors.Range Building and PlanningDemonstrate a strong interest in homeware, in particular FurnitureWorking closely with our suppliers, building and maintaining relationshipsRegularly visit our Home stores to gain an understanding of what a model store should look likeResearch market and customer trends discussingRange plan and manage budgets with the MerchandiserManage Trade with the teamEnsure BHS quality standards are consistently metFollow up on quality issuesSuggest improvements to product samples and communicate these to the supplierProfit Maximisation:Use line print to review salesDevelop and manage OTB and relate this to department trading e.g. repeat buys and cancellationsUse weekly departmental sales reports to review department performanceIdentify any opportunities and highlight these to the teamClearly understand the balance between creative and commercial product to develop a profitable range for the BHS customerCross costing with suppliersSupplier ManagementDevelop positive working relationships with suppliers through initial meetingsManage supplier relationship in order to meet critical deadlinesConfirm all order details with supplier ensuring accuracyManage range planningOverseeing the buying team on any supplier duties to make sure accuracyIdentify any problems with delivery through good communication with suppliers and the distribution centreUnderstand quality standards to make sure these are adhered to by the supplierNegotiate with suppliers to resolve delivery issuesReview supplier performance alongside the MerchandiserThe PersonIdeally we are seeking to employ and looking for jobseekers who are currently operating at Buyer level and have experience working in Furniture buyingOutstanding commercial awareness, with a strong understanding of the industryHigh attention to detailStrong creative flairExcellent interpersonal & conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact with the skillto deal with people at all levels across our businessGood time management, prioritisation negotiation & organisational skillsStrong presentation skills, experience of presenting to senior management and directorsStrong People management skills someone to lead by example as well as do as a team playerThe skillto do under pressureOur BrandBHS is a brand on a mission To become the most successful family retailer on the high-street .We are an independent retailer offering stylish yet affordable lifestyle choices for the modern day working mum, her home and her family. BHS launched in Brixton during th ..........

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