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Reference13865006001_908699
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorGrocery, Retail
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Town/CityGloucester
LocationsGloucestershire, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted13 October 2017

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This role will sit in the core function of the business and responsible for the end-to-end purchasing of Food and Drink items. It is imperative that the successful Candidate balances Cost Down and Customer satisfaction.

Client Details

Our Client at it's core is a Wholesale business but the really exciting part is the market that it operates in. If you are looking for a fast paced environment that offers you a variety of challenges depending on the customer then please don't hesitate to apply.

Description



Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to;
  • Undertake the procurement of selected products to achieve a high level of profit for the company and quality for the customers
  • Take ownership and review on a daily basis, stock holding levels for all products in the portfolio, ensuring 100% availability and maximising cash flow at all times
  • Ensure fulfilment of orders by providing and managing contingency supply sources if there are issues with the usual supply chain
  • Make recommendations to developing the product category and strategy to create a competitive core range of products to drive incremental sales and profit growth
  • Deliver and report against performance against agreed targets/KPI’s/budgets on a regular basis including annual sales, profit and supplier income
  • Identify, assess and develop a consolidated supplier base for current requirements whilst building relationships to improve quality, service and costs for the future
  • Develop, negotiate and manage all contracts and supplier agreements for the category and, where appropriate, agree and document joint business plans (JBP's) to include promotional plans, target turnover and supplier income







Profile

The successful Candidate will possess;
  • Excellent communication skills both Written and Verbal
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable track record in a similar Buying role
  • Good level of IT & Systems proficiency
  • Customer driven focus
  • Comfortable working in a competitive market



Job Offer

30k-40k + Benefits + Incredible perks.

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