Are you highly commercial with a proven background in retail buying?
Can you inspire and lead a team to ensure optimum performance of your category?
Our client is recognised as a brand whose strong values and culture are at the heart of their success. Based in North West England, they are now looking for a Senior Buying Manager - Food to lead and inspire the team, ensuring continued delivery of the best possible service to their customers.
What does this Senior Buying Manager - Food role involve?
Demonstrate exceptional leadership to inspire and nurture a high performing team by flexing style as appropriate.
Provide support to the Director of Food to establish the framework and detail of the directorate strategy.
Able to build and nurture key internal relationships, external suppliers and partners.
Accountable for developing and driving own division to deliver and exceed financial KPI's.
Accountable for translating the directorate strategy into defined activities by category to be delivered in consistent and agreed actions through the Buyers.
Responsible for all supplier negotiations to source product at the lowest cost and highest quality within own area; actively involved in the more complex negotiations.
Work with Buying Support Manager to achieve the buying cycle; ensure that all financial KPI's are met including availability and wastage.
Able to demonstrate excellent buying skills including pricing, ranging, quality and merchandise; understand the complexities and opportunities for leverage.
Work closely with Merchandise Planners to analyse brand performance against financial objectives to maximise growth opportunities; responsible for planning and managing the OTB
Collaborate with the PR, Media & Marketing teams to deliver the buying vision to the customer.
Senior Buying Manager - Food will be responsible for identifying emerging trends and opportunities by using competitor market analysis and internal and CRM data; demonstrate in depth knowledge of competitors and the general food industry.