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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Please note this job for Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn.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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26/08 - Footwear Buyer    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Footwear Buyer for an established and leading high street retailerAs a jobseeker are you currently a footwear buyer looking for an exciting new challenge? Well this could be the perfect opportunity for you to be working with a market leading Fashion Company.The employer is on the lookout for the best in the industry who want to take their Buying career to new heights.I am looking for jobseekers with a strong fashion background who thrive working in a fast paced environment. In this role the employee will be consistently delivering profitable and commercial ranges that maximise sales, minimise markdown and achieve profit targets. The Candidate will have responsibility for more than one department, so will have to takes a strategic and commercial view in all decision making, to keepand improve the market position of the brand.To be considered for this role you will have operated at a buyer or senior buyer level within a fast paced ladieswear environment where you will have final sign-off and ultimate responsibility for the full commercial operation under your remit. This will have included managing a junior team and working closely with the design team to bring a cutting edge product offer and range to marketIn return the employee will be offered a generous pay and benefits package and excellent training and progression which will allow you to develop you career long term.If you would like to find to find out more, deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) now.May and Stephens acts as an 'employment agency'' in relation to this vacancy.EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESMay and Stephens Recruitment is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of gender race, colour nationality, ethnic or national origin disability, marital status, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified..This job was initially submitted as ..........

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25/08 - Senior Buyer    Location: West London Uxbridge South East Hillingdon Middlesex London ... Jobs

Key points: Senior Buyer Remuneration is £40, 000 £65, 000 Hillingdon UxbridgeREF: MOT014Rytons Associates are working on behalf of are a residential construction developer synonymous with delivering award winning developments, in their search for a Senior Buyer to be working with their busy buying team. The requirement has come about due to the company's fast growth and success in securing and delivering high specification residential developments with the buying function being integral to their continued success. The buying team, located in their newly refurbished head office, are responsible for the negotiation and procurement of all services and materials for 10+ sites which are either ongoing or in the planning stage. The company prides itself in staff retention and the way it treats the team, with a belief that every person within the company is as important as the next and this has been recognised by being placed in the top Fifty of the Times best employers listing. They are looking to speak to a talented and knowledgable buyer looking to step up, or a senior buyer from within the construction industry to be working with an established team of 3 buyers and reporting into the commercial manager. The Candidate will be dealing with and working on a projects of up to 250 units at any one time on either one larger site or multiple smaller ones. They are seeking to employ and looking for a hands on buyer who has experience of the full buying lifecycle. Negotiation is will be key to this role as the company is not just looking for a procurer but someone who can join and incorporate their earlier work experience to help save money. This employer does not believe that the status quo is always the best was to go send and encourage their teams to come up with new ways of doing things which will benefit the company, they welcome new ideas and looking at new products which will enhance their offering. Due to the level of this position it is sought that the successful jobseeker for this new vacancy be from a construction background and desirably be from a main contractor or developer. The Clients projects are a mix of traditional build and RC frame so practical knowledge of working on similar projects would be of preference as would procuring for in excess of 250 units at any time. In return this position is being offered at a market leading salary, car allowance and superb benefits package. This company are fastly becoming the go to name in terms of London developments and would be the perfect environment to develop your experience within a supporting and encouraging environment.. This job was initially submitted as ..........

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23/08 - BUYER Designer Brands Non clothing    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: An amazing opportunity has arisen at this hugely successful sought after e-commerce business to work across handbags, accessories and footwear.They are seeking to employ and looking for a premium women's non clothing Buyer to be working with the team. They are going through an exciting time and with sales increasing every season they are looking at new headcount and growing the business. Reporting directly in to the Buying Manager and Buying Director and managing Junior team members.A strong knowledge of the luxury market, combined with Buyer level experience is sought for this role. The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will already be working in a similar role, have established great industry relationships and a proven track record of sales and achievements. If you have relevant experience for this new vacancy vacancy offer click the apply button to deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) to Sarah Dovaston remembering to state your current salary level and package.vacancy reference: SD-44673We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful jobseekers will be contacted..This job was initially submitted as ..........

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22/08 - Assistant Buyer Topshop    Location: West London South East London ... Jobs

Key points: Assistant Buyer.Topshop This job offer - We currently have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a Assistant Buyer to be working with our brand Topshop. This is a fast paced and competitive role and we are seeking to employ and looking for applications from existing Assistant Buyers. Key responsibilities - 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. Desired Skills & Experience - 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 Our Rewards & Benefits Package - mainBenefits- Access to our Pension Scheme.Staff Discount.25%+ in Arcadia (some exclusions apply).Interest free Season Ticket Loan.Holiday Trading.Buying/Selling.Discretionary Bonus incentives incentives Scheme.Giving the opportunity to add to your salary and benefits. Extras.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. If you are seeking to employ and looking for a new challenge and would like to find out more about this exciting role, send us your CV today We regret, due to volume, only suitable jobseekers will be contacted. The Brand - Topshop is a mecca for cool girls and the electric British style is known all over the global. Over 300 stores are currently operating in the UK and we also ship to over 100 other countries - the global really is our oyster The Oxford Circus flagship - a fashion setter our customer cannot resist - spreads its love over the pond to flagships in Chicago and New York. We are on a mission to bring style to our customer wherever they are. Topshop ..........

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26/08 - Purchasing jobs in London

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Senior Buyer UK

Location: North West London London Jobs

Key points: Senior Buyer - UK My client, a well established & internationally recognised organisation based in North West London/Middlesex, are currently looking to take on a Senior Buyer for the UK With a generous pay and substantial career prospects, this is an opportunity to join a global brand as a key member of the UK Sourcing team, supporting a range of Procurement led projects. The ideal candidate will be a Graduate with significant Purchasing expertise (ideally within Professional Services or HR), with the insight and commercial awareness to make an impact in the employers Procurement & Sourcing teams. the employee will be dynamic, creative and find outd as well as having proven success in a similar Buying, Sourcing or Procurement field. the employee will be Buying in the categories of Recruitment, Facilities and General construction, & Material and Research specific to the employer's industry sector, so experience in these fields is experience in these fields is desired. The Senior Buyer - UK will be responsible for; -Vendor management and contract negotiation -Implementation & Executing procurement operations & strategy. -Collaboration on and leading projects which include: oprofiling a category, odeveloping sourcing strategies, ogenerating supplier portfolios, odefining and collecting appropriate information, onegotiating with and selecting suppliers, -Having a practical approach to daily procurement activities -Managing relationships with key strategic suppliers ensuring cost successfulness & transparency in business interactions. Internal training with customers regarding procedures, systems, and procurement solutions. -Measuring & driving internal and supplier performance in respect of quality and The Senior Buyer - UK will have - An understanding of negotiating techniques and sourcing strategies. - Exemplary communication skills within a complex network of customers. Ability to build and develop relationships internally. - An thorough understanding of control standards and compliance procedures, relating to sourcing activities. - A team player attitude, with emphasis on team goals and the passion to work beyond their defined role ensure the entire team's success. - The ability to analyse purchasing requirements of any client group in order to highlight savings opportunities and develop specific recommendations and implementation plans. - Experience using web-based procurement tools and reporting systems. Qualifications, Skills & Experience: - Considerable Purchasing experience (preferably within Professional Services or HR) and/or a relevant business environment of working directly with suppliers, customers, opinion leaders, technical experts and professional staff. - Degree qualified, preferably with CIPS qualification. - Strong numerical skills. - Proven success in the development and execution of purchasing processes. - Expertise in business ..........

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26/08 - Buyer Homewares    Location: London Jobs

Key points: Looking for an established Homewares Buyer keen to take on new challenges with an expanding business.

Client Details

Aspirational lifestyle brand going through continued growth and now looking for an established Homewares Buyer to be working with their team.


The Buyer for the Homeware area will be responsible for:-

- All Homeware product development
- Setting the strategy with the senior leadership team
- Delivering all new product launches & new business areas
- Managing & owning the Product Margin
- Delivering the commercial plan product roadmap and budget
- Introducing Good Better Best across all ranges
- Regularly reviewing sales performance & presents weekly/monthly reports in trade meeting
- Regularly visiting trade shows and reports on key trends
- Meeting with suppliers to build new ranges, negotiate cost prices and agree relationship terms


As an established Buyer you will:-

- Have wholesale buying with industry contacts
- Be enterprising and self motivated
- Enjoy working in a fast pace environment in a small team
- Be able to work independently but fundamentally a team player
- Have an understanding of the quality control process

Job Offer

£35, 000-£45, 000 £35k - £45k pa ..........

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23/08 - Senior Buyer    Location: London Jobs

Key points: Type: Permanent

Job offer is situated in London

Remuneration is Between £45, 000 - £52, 000 + Package

Company: Leading Civil Engineering Contractor

Consultant, Ref: Ryan Miller A5651RM



The prospective employer is looking to recruit a gifted Senior Buyer to be based from their regional office.

The main aim of this role is to make sure Rail project requirements are met and best value deals are negotiated.

Your job duties will include being responsible for supporting the bid team from a procurement expertise in a tender process.


- Ensure Rail project requirements are met and best value deals are negotiated

- Manage a total annual spend of up to £20m

- Support the bid team from a procurement expertise in a tender process


- Experience of Plant Procurement (or similar)

- Materials Buying experience

- MCIPS (desirable)

- Experience of managing multiple projects Between £45, 000 - £52, 000 + Package ..........

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26/08 - Buyer Fashion Knitwear    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: This multiple fashion retailer have a vacancy for a Retail Buyer for young fashion knitwearVacancy responsibilities will include range planning and assortmentDevelopment of ranges to commercial price pointsWorking closely with suppliers and building good ongoing relationshipsCritical path managementCarrying out market researchAchieving sales and target profit marginsEducated to Degree level you will need to have gained good experience as a fashion Buyer with a retail fashion multiple. A good knowledge of knitwear and jersey clothing is necessaryIf you love working within a fast paced environment and are ready for greater responsibility and a career move we would love to hear from youThe company re offering a generous pay and great career scopeWe are seeking to employ and looking for a Retail Buyer with experience of buying children's apparel.This is a position with a multiple fashion retailer and one where you will buy for many different countries across EuropeIf you are looking to gain broader experience this could be the vacancy for youVacancy responsibilities within this fast paced environment will include:Building commercial ranges that reflect consumer requirements.Achieving desired price pointsRecommending suppliersCarrying out competitor market researchLooking at new opportunities to increase sales and profit marginsManagement of critical pathsAs a Buyer of Children's fashion you will need to have gained good retail experience with a recognised multiple retailer. The Candidate may currently be working as a Retail Buyer Category Manager or Product Manager for children's or baby fashion. Good IT skills with exemplary conversational and communication and well developed commercial acumen are required .The Candidate will need to be fluent in English and extra European languages will be beneficialbut not requiredThe company offer a great work environment with plenty of career scope and of course a highly competitive salary.Apply Today.This job was initially submitted as ..........

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24/08 - Senior Buyer (Interim Fixed Term Contract 12 months) ...    Location: South East North West London London ... Jobs

Key points: The CompanySSP is a global-wide retail catering company with operations in 32 countries and employing over 30k people. We operate well known branded restaurants, pubs, bars, caf s, food courts and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations, retail parks and other leisure locations across the globe. Our Procurement Team is responsible for sourcing and buying all items required within our multi branded business and we are seeking to employ and looking for a gifted Interim Senior Buyer to be working with the team on a 12 Month Fixed term contract.This job offer As an Interim Senior Buyer your responsibilities will be to develop and deliver the category vision including championing the drive for improved cash, margin delivery and building mutually helpful relationships with suppliers. Reporting to the Head of Purchasing you will develop innovative buying strategies delivering sales and margin targets. The Candidate will be someone who is currently working in a senior buying role within a fast paced environment. The Candidate will have expertise in category thinking and will bring strategic vision. the customer and a flair for commerciality.The DetailsTo be considered for this role you will have operated at a senior level within an FMCG retail buying environment where you will have final sign-off and ultimate responsibility for the full commercial operation. Furthermore the employee will be engaging, inspiring and able to build relationships coupled with a customer comes first focus at all times.Skills required include: Buying Skills, foods experience, commerciality, analytical skills, stakeholder management, range management, results focused negotiation and influencing skills, personal drive and ambition.The BenefitsIn return for your skills and experience, we offer generous pay of up to £50k pro rate and benefits package including great training and learning and development opportunities and a discount scheme involving lots of high street retailers and service providers.. This job was initially submitted as ..........

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