A fantastic opportunity for an experienced buyer to continue and grow HN's reputation as a provider of high quality and stylish food products. This covers all HN Grocery, HN Hampers and Gifting and our HN offer with Ocado.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is working in a premium retailer or a smaller luxury food retailer who is looking for a role with more responsibility and autonomy. This role isn't suitable for someone coming from a large team as this role is a bit of everything from category management to new product development. You will need to have had experience of being tough with suppliers and understand what it is like to work hard to maintain the high quality needed. You will also have experience of both chilled and ambient categories as this will enable you to bring a complete rounded experience to the role.
What you will be doing
You will be assisting in strategy development with the Buying Manager
You will be researching, preparing and presenting options and product ranges across chilled and ambient
You will regularly prepare and present financial and brand plans
You will be part of a team whose objective is to develop and enhance HN's Own Label food proposition and re-establish HN Own Label range as the dominant brand within HN food markets and online
Through the establishment of strong relationships with suppliers you will identify potential own label new product development opportunities
You will initiate, plan and recommend ways of improving sales performance
About your experience
You will have extensive food buying experience at a senior level
You will have experience of category management
You will have experience of packaging development as well as delivery
You will have experience of creating a range of own label products
You will have extensive brand relationship management
You will have team management experience
You have excellent negotiation skills
You are a great planner
You have excellent customer focus skills
You are a team player
You have a passion for all things food related
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages. Our culture is warm and friendly with a fierce loyalty and passion for our Brand. We are a team and work together as one.