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Head of Buying – Fresh

Be part of an award-winning business and a strong, forward thinking Buying team.
  • Home Counties, South East
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Highly competitive plus excellent package
  • Food & Drink, Buying
  • 1/15639/7

Our client:

  • Extremely successful, market leading food retailer with significant turnover.
  • Highly commercial environment with a fast-paced culture focused on exceeding customer expectations.
  • Head of buying is a business-critical key role focused on leading a team of buyers and senior buyers across a key food area to deliver targeted sales and margin.

 

The role:

  • As Head of Buying Fresh you will lead a team of 10+ to develop innovative buying strategies which exceed customer expectations.
  • The Head of Buying will create and deliver the category vision focusing on growing cash sales and margin delivery. As well as building long lasting mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders you will develop the strategic plan that will deliver long term growth
  • Leading own brand development and commercial projects the Head of Buying will work collaboratively across the business to achieve short, medium and long-term objectives.

 

Ideal candidate:

  • This Head of Buying role is ideal for a commercial individual who has a wealth of food buying experience who is looking for a role working for a leading food retailer within a fresh foods category
  • It is essential to be able to demonstrate expertise in category thinking and thought leadership.
  • You will have managed a team of buyers within food retailing. This could be retail or wholesale
  • In addition, you will demonstrate a passion for the customer and a flair for commerciality

 

Benefits & details:

  • You will thrive in a matrix blue chip structure that is down to earth and personable.
  • Excellent package – up to £100,000 plus benefits
  • Location – home counties

 

Please send your CV using the form on this page, quoting reference 1/15639/7. Confidentiality assured.

 

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Gabby Rosenberg
Director - Retail, eCommerce & Hospitality
If you feel you have the right experience for this role, speak to Gabby Rosenberg or use the form to apply below.

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Gabby Rosenberg
Director - Retail, eCommerce & Hospitality
If you feel you have the right experience for this role, speak to Gabby Rosenberg or use the form to apply below.

Apply Now

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