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Trading Manager

Industry SectorGrocery, Retail
Salary£30,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsAntrim, Northern Ireland
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted28 February 2018

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Trading Manager role in Belfast , Salary fully negotiable

A well-established wholesale distribution firm based in Belfast are seeking a new Trading Manager due to ongoing new contract wins and continued business success over the last few years. This new role provides many opportunities for a keen professional looking to expand their knowledge and leadership skills within a senior position and high volume FMCG environment.

Your new role
Reporting directly to the Category Manager, you will manage a specific product range and category plans to reflect market and consumer trends to ensure consistency with the company's brand position and profit objectives with ongoing review. You will be responsible to ensure full understanding and implementation of category strategy and plans through engagement with sales, marketing, store design, global suppliers and retailers with a target to optimise sales effectiveness and shelf yield. The trading manager will develop annual plans and budgets based on defined strategy, develop and maintain tool kits for use in store and manage the sourcing of Own Brand product in conjunction with product development. Also, you will negotiate the total purchase cost of products and set selling prices based on analysing portfolio and product margins.

What you'll need to succeed Your degree qualification in a business related discipline along with 3 years of managing and operating at a business level will lead to success. Also, you will hold a proven track record of delivering commercial results in a fast moving environment, have worked cross functionally with extensive price negotiation experience with global suppliers/customers. Desirable but not essential experience includes knowledge of the Irish and UK grocery industry, strong best practice people and category management skills and managing budgets in excess of £10-£20 Million.
What you'll get in return The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a leading UK brand, who are continuously expanding and place emphasis on employee succession planning to promote internal progression and promotion. Also, you will be provided with end-to-end experience in a high volume 360 role and regarding as a senior member of the procurement team.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Amy McCusker at Hays Procurement and Supply Chain on 02838445800.
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