Posted: January 11, 2019

Category Buyer


  • Full Time
  • Accrington
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Salary: £28000 - 30000
  • Division: Sales

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My client is a buying and marketing group, providing services for leading independent regional wholesalers. We specialise in delivering food and non-food to the independent sector of the foodservice market.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
 Assist the trading team in developing and implementing Group Buying & Range Strategies.
 To negotiate and manage the lowest net delivered cost for customers.
 To negotiate, manage and maintain annual supplier terms.
 Continually review the range of products stocked by members and make recommendations to improve the offer and/or supply chain in order to increase group turnover and ultimately member profitability.
 To advise members on new supplier and product opportunities.
 To advise members and work towards convergence of member supplier and product ranges.
 Strive towards maximising gross margins through improved cost prices/terms, product substitutions, forward buying
 Develop promotional and category strategies through working with key suppliers and marketing department.
 Work closely with the group buying team to identify any supply problems
 Strive towards improving the level of supplier contributions and advertising monies in-line with group policies and ensuring all arrangements are documented.
 To liaise closely with the marketing department on promotional material created for members.
 Ensure that all supplier, product, pricing and promotional details are accurately maintained within the group intranet system.
 To establish and maintain relationships with key personnel from member companies and supplier businesses. Provide regular updates to the management team on all activities including financial & budgetary matters.
 To work within deadlines.
 To provide a supporting role on key projects through information gathering, data analysis and accounting of project costs, as directed by the trading team.
Experience:
 CIPS would be advantageous, but not essential.
 Competent in use of Microsoft suite of packages
 Minimum of 3 years commercial experience.
 Full clean driving licence.
For a confidential discussion contact Katie Shaw on 01282 430138 or apply with your CV to [email protected]

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