Buyer - Core Grocery - Leeds – Asda House

Leeds, West Yorkshire
09 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Buyer - Core Grocery

Based at Asda House in Leeds

We currently have a number of exciting Buying opportunities within the Core Grocery Trading team.

About the role:

Core Grocery sits at the heart of the Commercial function, delivering key basket essentials for our customers across the Rice & Pasta, Savoury & Canned, Cooking & Condiments, Desserts & Baking, Cereals and Hot Beverages Trading teams. As a Buyer within Core, you will work with household name brands such as Heinz, Nestle, Unilever and General Mills to deliver a market leading customer offer for Asda underpinned by great value. Alongside working with leading brands, you will also hold responsibility for own label development within your areas and for delivering Sales, Pricing and growth ahead of the market while helping to manage the category P&L.

The ins & outs:

* Negotiating and delivering business plans
* Understanding customers and implementing a strategy that suits their needs
* Developing own label ranges
* Delivering cost to serve programme with suppliers to ensure great value for our customers
* Understanding, tracking & negotiating around key commodities

What you’ll need:

* A proven track record in buying either working as a Buying Assistant, Assistant Buyer or Buyer
* Strong commercially aware and highly numerate individual
* To demonstrate a strong awareness of customer requirements, market trends and competitor ranges; identifying strategic opportunities and innovative product ideas
* The ability to manage and influence a diverse Branded and Own Label supplier base
* The ability to negotiate effectively
* The ability to work cross functionally and communicate well at all levels

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