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Food and Drink Buyer

£35000 - £45000

Buying and Merchandising

South East




Job Description

Food and Drink Buyer - Travel

Near Gatwick, West Sussex


Do you have a passion for premium on trend food? Have you got excellent stakeholder management skills and ability to build great relationships under tight deadlines? Have you worked as a Buyer in premium food retail?

What does the role involve?

As the Food and Drink Buyer based in West Sussex with travel you will be responsible for the delivery of a compelling, and commercially relevant, buy on board - travel retail food and drink range.

You will work closely with relevant internal and external stakeholders and colleagues to deliver the ranges, and all associated marketing materials. To drive, and successfully implement, New Product Development and exclusive product launches for our client travel customer. Ensure that you have a strong reputation in the industry for best in class product range delivery and development.

Whats required?

  • Up to date knowledge and experience of current food trends, and how to deliver them within an premium Food to Go environment

  • Excellent relationship skills, able to work with key external stakeholders to the business

  • Ability to assimilate new information quickly and understand business issues

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Ability to work Internationally, respectful and confident with cultural nuances

  • Strong negotiator, ability to deliver against stretching commercial targets

  • Ability to gain trust with suppliers

  • Ability to work autonomously with confidence

  • Adaptable to change

  • Ethical and honest

  • Calm and able to respond quickly to unplanned events

Food and Drink Buyer - Travel