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Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778)

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Please note this job for Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn.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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24/10 - Buyer Womenswear London    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Buyer - Womenswear - LondonAs a jobseeker are you a talented and knowledgable selection focused Buyer looking for a new challenge within an expanding multi-brand business?The roleProduct selectionForecast and plan brand potentialAssist with implementing product merchandising plansContinue the visual merchandising strategyThe jobseekerWomenswear experienceMulti-brand environmentSuccessful jobseekers will be contacted about this role and similar roles.Connect with us. Follow us on Twitter @FSRLUK, LinkedIn or Facebook to hear about our other roles and more.This job was initially submitted as ..........

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23/10 - Senior Assistant Buyer Accessories    Location: London Jobs

Key points: Zachary Daniels are employing for a global and incredibly successful, multi-product retailer located in Central London. This is a sensational opportunity to be working with a fast growing business which holds a passionate buying team within a driven and enterprising environment. As the Senior Assistant Buyer Your job duties will include being responsible for the daily management of the critical path on the hard goods/accessories department and you will offer full support to the Buyer. The Candidate will also need to conduct competitor analysis, follow key market trends, manage direct reports and liaise with various other departments suh as merchandising, promotions and the warehouse. To apply for this role you must have at least two years experience as an Assistant Buyer with experience across hard goods. The Candidate must be highly analytical and numerical with a good eye for detail and good management skills. If you feel that you have the right experience then apply today ..........

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19/10 - Global Buyer Management Consultancy Services    Location: South West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Global Buyer- Procurement of Management Consultancy Services- FTSE100 Services Brand- West London- £45, 000 plus packageWith major business transformation on the horizon this leading FTSE100 Services Brand are looking to bring in a range of management consultancy services to tell on 'business best practice' across their Global entity. With a planned spend in excess of £40million the business case has been made to hire a Global Buyer to strategically plan tender and negotiate project by project engagement with the most suitable consultancies offering the best service for the greatest value.The Global Buyer for Management Consultancy Services will be challenge with:-Carrying out rigorous market research to highlight which management consultancies can deliver the most successful service on individual projects - paying attention to both the Big4 and more niche consultanciesPulling together comprehensive pre-tender questionnaires and RFI documents to streamline the procurement tender processTendering on a project by project basis, working closely with the Directors and Partners of the suppliers in order to negotiate the best deal come agreementcloseDrafting robust and risk savvy contracts which encouragesupplier performanceManaging the post contractual performance of each project to make sure what was promised is deliveredProcurement background and skills required for this new vacancy vacancy offer:-A procurement career track record of engaging management consultancy services, or a procurement career crafted working for a management consultancyCradle to Grave procurement experience with clear examples of successful procurement project deliveryOutstanding conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact with the skillto lead negotiations at Board Level with Directors and PartnersDegree qualified 2:1 (or equivalent) ideally with a theoretical procurement background grounded in CIPSThis is an incredible opportunity for a Global Buyer to play a leadership role in helping craft and shape the future look and feel of this recognisable FTSE100 brand. Working globally with some of the most exciting Management Consultancy Brands in the global and to promiseresults, the successful applicant will have to deliver a best in class procurement approach as they lead negotiations with internationally recognised industry leaders. For more and comprehensive information and details and to make an application email a CV to Harry at Keywords:- Procurement, Buyer Sourcing, Management Consultancy, Global, Contracts Management, Supplier Performance, Tendering, Professional Services, FTSE100, West London.This job was initially submitted as ..........

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18/10 - Land Buyer    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: A enterprising, entrepreneurial development company that delivers developments ranging in size from a single residential home up to 500 home mixed-use regeneration projects, is seeking a Land Buyer to be working with its expanding team. This company is a well-funded boutique London based developer who is interested in making money by adding value through planning and development. The Candidate will be acquisition focused and expected to highlight residential and commercial real estate projects and growon your existing contact in the market. The Candidate must be analytically strong and have good knowledge of the planning system.The job level and associated remuneration is flexible.If you are interested in this role then apply online with your current CV. ..........

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25/10 - Junior Buyer Grocery/Food    Location: London Jobs

Key points: The employer is seeking a Junior Buyer - Grocery/Food to work for a well known Retail Group. This is a sensational opportunity for an Assistant Buyer who's looking for that next step up within their purchasing career within the FMCG sector.

Client Details

Based in London the employer is a well known and loved Retail Group within the Convenience sector. They offer a smaller working environment allowing you to see a full 360 business approach but also be part of one of the largest UK buying powers in the convenience market.


As a Junior Buyer - Grocery/Food for this Retail brand located in London you will

- to highlight, source and develop consumer facing label products and ranges to meet customer needs and business requirements which meet brand and commercial requirements, including availability levels and which increase overall sales and participation. (n.b. this also includes branded products for frozen and wine categories)

- To develop, review and deliver national terms agreements through successful negotiations with suppliers on cost price ensuring cost price is minimised earnings, wages, salaryis maximised risk minimised and relevant benchmarks are applied to all cost price branded and own brand

- Obtain review and examinesupplier promotion plans in conjunction with marketing plans to highlight, agree with suppliers and deliver a national promotional plan for the products in control, which is a consistent and competitive consumer offer and which increases income

- Build successful relationship with the suppliers and other key stakeholders to deliver the trading area's plan and ensure that all stakeholders are communicated to and informed appropriately and successfully at all times

- To review, track and examinethe market both in terms of trends and competitor activity ensuring the trading plans for the area covered exploits the opportunities whilst risks and threats are mitigated

- To plan negotiate and deliver the trading budgets with specific responsibility for the tracking, monitoring and delivery of the budgeted income

- To review stock levels of own brand and ensure enough stock levels are maintained at all times whilst write offs are minimised.

- To deliver appropriate stock levels via the bonded warehouse operation to meet forecasts, ensuring minimum impact on aged stock (Licensed area only)

- To drive category growth in relation to category business plans, via promotional and sales plans.

- To develop own brand products in conjunction with the own brand development team in line with the overall category business plan.


To be a successful jobseeker for this new vacancy for this Junior Buyer - Grocery/Food role the employee will be able to show

- Proven experience of buying and/or selling products ideally within an FMCG organisation
- Communicating ..........

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01/10 - Senior Buyer    Location: London West London Jobs

Key points: Cineglobal Group was founded in 1995 and is one of the leading cinema groups in the UK & Ireland. In 2014, Cineglobal Group combined with Global City Holdings. We now operate 95 cinemas in the UK and Ireland of which 90 are multiplex sites with five screens or more. Last year Cineglobal launched its first VIP experience at Cineglobal Sheffield the brand is constantly evolving with the aim of being a truly service led marketing leading brand.

We have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a talented and knowledgable Senior Buyer to be working with our Head Office team located in Chiswick. Our offices are accessible from Gunnersbury tube station on the District Line and Overground or via a short walk from Kew Bridge mainline station.

Reporting into the CEO and with a dotted line to the groups Head of Buying our Senior Buyer will be a key part of the Cineglobal financial team generating savings across multiple procurement category areas. We require an aspiring jobseeker for this new vacancy that wants to progress the vacancy quickly. The role will be based out of Chiswick with occasional UK travel as and when required around key site acquisitions and openings.

Senior Buyer - Key Vacancy responsibilities

- Manage all purchasing projects and issues for the Cineglobal brand

- Manage purchase of software and hardware, including product qualification and product localization

- examineand challenge organizational purchasing needs across the business

- give service to multiple internal managers and employees within the Organization

- Build strong relationships with senior stakeholders

- Working cross functionally with key business departments

- Work closely with the in house legal team who are responsible for contracts

- Work to build up procurement function by putting in strategy

- Manage the end to end tender process on contracts

- Deliver presentations to report on changes, progress and business efficiency steps taken

Senior Buyer - Key Skills/Experience

- Minimum 2-3 years purchasing experience at a senior level

- A track record of procurement saving success

- Multi site led brand experience within the leisure, hospitality or retail sectors

- Strong negotiation skills and a service led mind set

- Accurate and detail oriented with exceptional communication and stakeholder skills

- Experience gained from an autonomous, stand alone role is sought

- Team player who is creative, open minded methodical and passionate about their role

- skillto drill down to details yet process oriented

As a Senior Buyer within Cineglobal you will possess a genuine love of film and experience. Our Senior Buyer will be solutions driven and have extensive experience of managing multiple projects and gaining buy in to ideas an ..........

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23/10 - Buyer Home Accessories    Location: West London Uxbridge Hillingdon London ... Jobs

Key points: Highly successful and expanding multi-category retail business with over 60 stores across the UK and strong online presence..Requires a passionate and driven Home Accessories Buyer.Key responsibilities include: - Analysing market demand and competition in order to imagine and build the best possible Accessories offer- Working with the Head of Department on setting up targets and develop long, mid and short terms strategies to highlight, design and develop, source and release best-selling home accessory products- Responsible for the turnover customer response and quality performance of your ranges- Liaising with existing supplier's network, negotiating contracts and working with them on a daily basis to keep developing new product ranges.Ideally you will: - have earlier buying experience at Buyer or Senior Buyer level, preferably from within home textile categories.- be experienced in sourcing and developing a commercial range working closely with senior members of the team on range planning.- have strong negotiation skills and have managed your own supplier accounts- have excellent commercial awareness and knowledge of trends and competitorsThis role attracts an attractive remuneration package (£45-60K salary) that rewards success. Don t miss this great opportunity and apply today.No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender race, colour religion disability or sexual orientation and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community. ..........

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21/10 - Assistant Buyer Evans Clothing    Location: London West London South East ... Jobs

Key points: A BIT ABOUT EVANS Evans is the leading fashion brand flying the flag for real, feminine figures everywhere. We have a truly dedicated following in the UK and Ireland with roughly 200 stores nationwide and a growing global operation across Europe, the Far East and the Middle East as part of the Arcadia Group. Wherever they are, our customers can also access our full range of fabulous fashion on our award winning website at To keep delighting our customers, we are constantly striving to exceed their expectations through our head-turning fashion second to none service and part perfect fit. We attribute our success to an in-depth knowledge about what our customers are looking for many years of experience and most importantly our passion for fashion whatever the size THE ROLE We currently have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a Assistant Buyer to be working with our brand Evans. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are seeking to employ and looking for applications from existing Assistant Buyers. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING DAY TO DAY Support the Buyer and contribute to 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. Delegates responsibility to BAA and develops 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 Assistant Merchandiser 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. MUST HAVES Experience within a retail / manufacturer environment Be commercially aware with a solid understanding of the high street Conversant with fabric testing as well as fitting and sealing Can demonstrate initiative, problem solving and negotiation skills and have skillto build and develop successful relationships Capability to work in a fast paced high pressured environment Have exemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact and the skillto converse with a variety of people THE EXCITING PART.Generous holiday with holiday trading 25% staff discount Early finish summer hours A special treat when you join us Access to sample sales Regular team and company social events Pension scheme Company bonus program Interest free season ticket loan We regret, due to volume, only suitable jobseekers will be contacted. The Candidate ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professio ..........

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19/10 - Senior Materials Buyer Luxury Developer West London    Location: West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Senior Materials Buyer - Luxury Residential Developer - West London - £65, 000 - £70, 000 + BenefitsI am working in partnership with a newly formed West London based luxury residential developer who are looking to growtheir Commercial team with the addition of a Senior Buyer. Set up c5 years ago the employer has already created an enviable name within the industry producing some of the most recognisable residential projects across London and the South East.Currently building c500 units per year the employer is looking to growon this with the aim of reaching 1, 000 units per year by 2018. To do this the Senior managers and management personnel have decided they need the best staff to work alongside their already experienced procurement team consisting of 2 Senior Buyers and 1 Chief Buyer.The projects you will have involvement in will vary from high end refurbishments to RC frame high rise towers to traditional build housing schemes to completely bespoke residential projects.This will be a hands on role where the employee will be asked toProcuring brickwork, carpentry and sanitary materialsHiring plant eg. cabins, forklifts, fencing, cranes etcCompiling monthly reports on budgeting control on all materialsResolving supplier disputesAttending monthly meetings on site, reporting on procurement processesSupport the estimating team with pre-tender quotations and resolve material specification issuesThe successful applicant will have:good contacts and networks in placepractical knowledge of working on large residential schemespractical knowledge of working on both volume and luxury projectsIf you would be interested in the above role apply or deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) in to or alternatively connect with me on Linkedin for a privatechat about the vacancy..This job was initially submitted as ..........

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