Buying Manager - Leeds

13 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Buying Manager - Bacon and Sausage

About the role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Buyer Manager to join the Food commercial trading team. As the Bacon and Sausage Buying Manager you will be responsible for part of a business in excess of £250m, operating in both Own Label and Brands.
  • You will be working closely with large scale vendors such as Kober, ABP & Kerry Foods to deliver & develop strong JBPs that drive forward the category performance
  • You will be working collaboratively with IPL (Kober) on our Bacon and Gammon business
  • You will have line manager responsibility including coaching and supporting the Sausage Buyer and the Trading Assistant

The ins and outs:
  • Understanding customers and implementing a strategy that suits their needs
  • Leading on product development, range change, price position and promotions for all year round and key seasonal ranges
  • Negotiating with suppliers to keep costs down through an effective EDLC plan, whilst at the same time driving quality improvements
  • Understanding, tracking & negotiating around key commodities
  • Influencing both internally and externally for promotions and internal space to grow developing categories
  • Driving sales, profit and share ahead of the market

What you'll need:
  • Strong analytical abilities and sound commercial awareness
  • Coaching and leading a team
  • To demonstrate a strong awareness of customer requirements, market trends and competitor ranges; identifying strategic opportunities and innovative product ideas
  • The ability to manage, influence & negotiate with our supplier base
  • The ability to work accurately and at pace
  • Capacity to work cross functionally and communicate well at all levels

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