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Senior Buyer, Food - £55k - Fantastic Global Brand!

£45000 - £60000

Buying and Merchandising





Job Description

Senior Buyer, Food - £55k - Fantastic Global Brand!

Our client is one of the most well-known retailers in the UK. Recognised as a brand whose strong values and culture are at the heart of their success. Based in the heart of London, they are now looking for a Senior Buyer to join their Food team.

What does this Senior Buyer - Food role involve?

You will be responsible for a specific buying area for the business, to source new brands and product and negotiate the best terms, to manage existing brands and to work with marketing to drive sales and maximise profitability. To ensure the ordering process is managed efficiently within own area. To manage and develop a small team where relevant. Senior Buyer, Food - £55k - Fantastic Global Brand!

Key responsibilities of this Senior Food Buyer role:

· To source new brands and product in line with the strategy through knowledge and expertise of the product and market

· To negotiate the best possible terms with suppliers i.e. margin, trade discounts, markdown support

· To ensure that Buying decisions are based on a sound commercial framework to drive sales and profit

· To work closely with the Merchandiser to plan the OTB and to monitor and review in season, taking action or making recommendations to the Buying Manager where necessary.

· To be responsible for range planning, working closely with the Merchandiser and Buying Manager

· To manage existing brands through analysis of performance, taking action when necessary and making decision to keep or discontinue within the business

· To ensure effective communication with retail operations teams, particularly with regard to new season launches and product training

  • To work closely with VM to ensure product placement optimises the look and performance of the department

    · To work closely with Marketing and PR and to maximise promotional opportunities during negotiations with suppliers

    · To work with Property where necessary to ensure new concepts are implemented effectively

    · To be responsible for the ordering process within the area, ensuring compliance with all relevant processes

    · The Senior Food Buyer will manage and develop their team.

If you are an experienced Food Buyer in Central London, please apply today! Senior Buyer, Food - £55k - Fantastic Global Brand!