Senior Buyer - Food

West London  |  Head Office

Reference
VAC-2179
Role Type
Full Time
Salary Overview
Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
24/01/2019

Senior Buyer - Food - West London

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

About you

  • 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.

We look forward to speaking to you

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