Head of Buying - Food

£80000 - £90000

Buying and Merchandising

London

Retail

Permanent

12678/001_1516898862

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Buying Manager or current Head of Buying, to oversee the Chilled Food category for this UK wide retailer, based in South London.

As Head of Buying - Food, you will have full responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of a robust commercial strategy and plan for the Chilled category. Driving performance of the Chilled category by leading, managing and motivating a team of buyers, to source, negotiate, develop and deliver the best and most enticing product ranges. Ultimately ensuring sales and profit is maximised.

As the Head of Buying - Food you will continuously look for ways to improve and initiate change in processes where necessary, to grow and develop the Chilled category. You will be comfortable with travel both internationally to suppliers and within the UK to stores. You will ensure product ranges are reflective of the current market trends and customers are offered the best and most competitive furniture range in the market. You will need to be a leader but also be comfortable being hands on with product at the same time.

What our client is looking for from you for this Head of Buying - Food role?

  • Currently be responsible for managing and leading a team of engaged and motivated buyers.

  • Showcase leadership skills including; developing, mentoring and building strong relationships, internally and externally.

  • Be extremely strategic and a problem solver with the ability to think about the bigger picture and articulate this effectively across all levels.

  • Thrive in working in a fast paced environment under pressure.

This is a demanding role with hands on buying, extensive travel, leadership and in return for this hard work there is a generous bonus and a huge amount of personal development and satisfaction on offer!

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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