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.
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]