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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Please note this job for Senior Purchasing Manager (Food) (BWP-EK2778) was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn.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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Key points: An amazing opportunity has arisen at this hugely successful sought after e-commerce business.They are seeking to employ and looking for a fast paced Designer RTW women's 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, this is a very important role within the team.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-44672We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful jobseekers will be contacted..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/66353738 ..........

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24/09 - Buyer Grocery 9 months FTC    Location: West London Uxbridge South East Hillingdon Middlesex London ... Jobs

Key points: Zachary Daniels are employing for a Buyer on a fixed term agreementfor a well-established multi-product retailer located in London. The prospective employer is a fast paced multi-product retailer who has grown significantly in recent years. They are seeking to employ and looking for a commercially driven experienced Buyer to be working with their team and help support the business for a period of 9-12 months. As the Buyer Your job duties will include being responsible for delivering lowest cost price and taking ownership of the primary supplier relationship and commercial negotiations for all products within your department. The Candidate will build strong relationships and work closely with various departments including supply chain finance and marketing. The Candidate will also contribute to the budgeting process and you will fully support the brand to drive sales, margin and BI. To apply for this role you must be at a Buyer level with experience across the relevant product category. The Candidate must also have strong negotiating and relationship building skills. If you are interested in this position apply today.This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/66510366 ..........

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22/09 - Assistant Buyer Level 1 (Footwear)    Location: South East North London Jobs

Key points: We have an amazing opportunity for an Assistant Buyer (Footwear)to be working with the UK's fastest growing high-street retailer located in N1 Central LondonRole requirements: To assist the Buyer in creating, planning and delivering fashionable product ranges that meet Departmental and Company sales and profit targets. Overseeing and managing the Buyer's Administration Assistant's daily activities Assisting in the Critical Path Managing the fit sessions with the Garment Technologist and the Buyer's Administration Assistant and highlighting any issues to the Buyer in her absence. Initiating short pre-fit discussions with the Buyer. Working with the Garment Technologist on approval of production samples. Taking an overview of all trims and bulk components on all garments.The ideal jobseeker: At least 1 years experience in a BAA role Desire to work in a fast-fashion and trend driven company Commercial Awareness Developing and maintaining a sound supply structure capable of fulfilling the company profit requirements and margin targets. Proven skilland experience in sourcing on a direct basis from Far East and India. Proven practical knowledge of working in a retail buying environment as an Assistant Buyer or Senior Buyers Admin Assistant.If this sounds like your ideal next step in your buying career email your cv and apply for this new vacancy to allison at cvukgroup.com.This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/66611525 ..........

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21/09 - Senior Global Buyer Facilties Management    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Senior Global Buyer Facilties Management Remuneration is £55K to £65k plus benefits and bonusArea: South East, London SENIOR GLOBAL BUYER WANTED IN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT The employer secure the services of around 36, 000 people and delivers On-site Service Solutions to clients at over 2, 300 locations including offices, hospitals, schools, defence sites, prisons, sporting events and visitor attractions. With an annual turnover of over £1bn the employer delivers a diverse range of services from catering, cleaning, reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling clients to focus on their mainbusiness.We are currently employing for a Senior Global Buyer Services, Equipment and Supplies on a Full time, Permanent basis to be working with our Service Operations segment. This role is based at our office in Stevenage.The Senior Global Buyer will manage the assigned categories within the scope of responsibility, whilst increasing the international coverage of the managed area and driving efficiency and commercial competitiveness for the Group.This position reports to VP Global Supply Management SESKey Vacancy responsibilities: To lead cross functional sourcing group managers and management personnels with joint accountability for technical and quality performance. Design and Implement category strategies which significantly improve the commercial performance at a group and regional level whilst maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating all risk. Engage the different regions in an active collaboration for developing categories globally Build a strong network within the SM organization in the regions Be able to take into account the differences between geographies and business needs, in a diverse and international context Design and implement adequate strategies to achieve high performance meanwhile ensuring continuity and risk mitigationThe Ideal Candidate: Drive significant annual savings whilst capturing international revenues Built strong expertise for the categories managed globally Manage and develop relationships with internal customers in order to achieve awareness, commonality of approach and direction within company objectives Strong experience in supply management acquired within or previously out of the group International experience: prior responsibility in activity with multiple entities/countries would be a plus.Ability in working in a multi-cultural and matrix environment Proven-track records in complex agreementnegotiation Graduate caliber with CIPS/ISM or equivalent qualification preferred Team player with exemplary conversational and communication and influencing skills Financial acumen and result orientated Project management skills Fluency in English extra fluency in French / Spanish is a plus. Flexible for frequent international travelsTo apply for this role or for more and comprehensive information and details Contact Nick Barker nick.barke ..........

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22/09 - Buyer Non Food    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Buying Manager Non Food RetailThe way we consume is continuously evolving as our lifestyles, social enterprisings and work demands, schedules and loads change. If you adore the retail landscape, the excitement of trading and buying and want to work for a send and progressive retailer with the best professionals in this country, Excel Recruitment are interested in hearing from you as we seek a range of Buying, Trading and Category Management talent for one of Ireland's most favoured retailers. This Buying Manager Job does require Head Office Buying experience or Senior Account Management experience working in sales and retail. This will mean you have experience managing large, complex and strategic product portfolios. The Candidate will work with a team of exceptionally gifted Buyers to optimise the profitability and market share of The prospective employers company and positioning amongst retail customers.Category Development Plans are intrinsic to this role, managing the operational supplier range price and promotional issues for the Non-Food Category. Retail Buyer Vacancy responsibilities will include: Range Strategy Price Positioning Promotion Plans Supply Chain Supplier RelationsThe Candidate will be a talented and knowledgable Buying Manager within Retail/Foodservice. The Buying Manager will ultimately leverage The prospective employers buying power as a group. Retail Buying Manager Duties: Produce and implement business development plans which incorporate commercial performance of the current ranges within your non-food category Current pricing, margin and competitor pricing performances, developing promotional strategies to drive sales, profitability, maximising seasonal opportunities. Maximise retail margins and competitive pricing within the market. keepacceptable source of products within the category to all retail customers at all times. Retail Buyer / Manager Min. of 3 years Buying Management experience within Retail or Food Service. This is sought as well as knowledge of the Irish Retail market, particularly non-food and excellent numerical reasoning and commercial skills. If you are experienced in FMCG Head Offices with buying experience and interested in new roles within Ireland's top retailer attach a CV which will be addressed to MD of Excel Recruitment, Barry Whelan. We have numerous roles available which you can query with us in confidence on 01-8148748. Visit www.excelrecruitment.com for more Retail Jobs from Ireland's Retail Recruitment Company.. This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/66689707 ..........

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21/09 - Senior Buyer Grocery    Location: West London Harrow South East Middlesex London ... Jobs

Key points: A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Buyer to be working with one of the UK's leading Food Retailers.Your main responsibilities will be:to highlight, source and develop own-label products and ranges.To enhance the cash sales by project managing certain ranges, suppliers, or events.To Obtain review and examinesupplier promotions.To be aware of Sales & Margin daily performance and take corrective action on a daily basisWork with the Promotional Function to highlight opportunities for tradingYour skills will ideally include:Wealth of Buying experience within a retail environment, ideally in food but other category experience will be consideredStrong commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills with exposure to complex supplier relationshipsexemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interactHighly organised and structured - strong time management skillsComputer literacy and highly numerateThis is a brilliant role which offers a starting salary of £31, 500 as well as a bonus and a strong benefits package.If working for an established and leading retailer with unparalleled progression opportunities appeals to you, then don't hesitate to make an application.We request that jobseekers send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment organisationin relation to this vacancy..This job was initially submitted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66685831 ..........

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22/09 - Junior Buyer Pets    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Junior Buyer Pets Hertfordshire As a jobseeker are you looking to advance your career within the retail industry? Then this is an opportunity that is not to be missedThis is a sensational opportunity to develop your career by joining one of the most successful retailers in the UK. Reporting to the Buyer Your job duties will include being responsible for managing your own categories and supporting the rest of the Buying Team.Your job duties will include being responsible for:Selecting the appropriate product ranges and developing successful promotional campaignsBuilding relationships with suppliers in order to secure customer focused ranges at the best retail and cost pricesWeekly sales analysis of KPI's for your categoriesApplicants should have the following skills and attributes:Knowledge and experience working within the Pet Industry is desirable but not required. Excellent organisational, administrative and analytical skillsCommercial AcumenExperience dealing with supplier queriesAbility to work successfully in a fast paced environment Confident and able to work on your own individual For this role you can expect a generous pay and a great working environment, with excellent personal and professional development opportunities.If you feel this could be the opportunity for you then send your details and CV through to ASP Group as soon as possible.This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/66618069 ..........

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21/09 - Senior Fashion Buyer    Location: South East London Jobs

Key points: Senior Fashion Buyer Several Categoriessensational opportunity to be working with a global-leading ecommerce retailer located in central London looking to fastly growtheir fashion offering. Their recent growth has seen a surge in opportunities for aspiring, passionate and experienced senior buyers to be working with their ranks and be part of one of the most exciting Europe-wide projects the market has to offer. As a Senior Buyer within this fun entrepreneurial and fast paced environment, your role will involve Building strong relationships with suppliers to increase selection and engage them in growth opportunities. Analysing the market, competition and customer data to highlight selection gaps and build this into range planning.Developing and managing the promotional strategy for your vendorsDeveloping new product groups and improving the customer experience to deliver further growth. Working closely with the online marketing, merchandising and product managers and management personnels for your category. The successful applicant:2:1 degree in any discipline requiredSeveral years' experience of Buying within multinational/ leading fashion business Able to showanalytical skills and has experience in planning and forecasting.Results driven mentality with hands on approachExcellent knowledge of Excel and database work, with experience in SQL as a plus If this sounds like the vacancy for you, apply with vacancy referenceerence number 12629.This job was initially submitted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66547679 ..........

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24/09 - Beers, Wines and Spirits Buyer Uxbridge Food and Beverage Retailer ...    Location: West London Uxbridge South East Hillingdon Middlesex London ... Jobs

Key points: The employer is the owner of two of the UK's most recognisable Food and Beverage convenience brands. Following acquisition and subsequent growth and investment, we are delighted to be supporting them in the recruitment of a number of buyers to add to their trading teams within Impulse, Beers Wine and Spirits and Grocery.The roles:As a Buyer Your job duties will include being responsible for delivering lowest cost price, LED's, LTA's and ownership of the primary supplier relationship and commercial negotiations for all of front and back margin. Co-ordination of Joint Business Plans, leveraging Group buying power sourcing products at lowest cost without compromising quality, whilst attracting the highest possible supplier investment.Key KPI's: Supplier route to market (service/cost/product life) List cost price (including, exploiting and de-risking commodity pricing/market trends in Fresh) Logistics Efficiency Discounts (LED) Long Term Agreements (LTA) Compliance with planning, execution policy, process and procedures (e.g. JBP planning and completion on time and to quality standards) Product quality and life to retailers and consumers (mostly in Fresh)About you:To be considered for these roles you must be able to competently showthe following:Graduate OR Graduate calibreSound commercial knowledge coupled with a good understanding of retail, supply chain finance and IT.Proven background of buying within a food and beverage retail environment.What's on offer?A primary salary of up to £55, 000 + Car Allowance + Bonus incentives incentives, Pension Healthcare, Staff Discount and Generous Holiday Allowance.This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/66641309 ..........

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