Your new company A fantastic opportunity exists for a senior Buying / Procurement professional with one of the UK's fastest growing food-service and hospitality groups to manage the procurement strategy across all food categories including fresh produce, chilled, ambient and drinks. Your new role In this role you will be responsible for the day to day running of the Purchasing team, leading the management and the strategy of commercial decisions, ensuring sales and margin targets are achieved. You will lead supplier tenders and contracts and be responsible for analysing sales data, communicating business decisions to internal stakeholders, suppliers and the customer base. You will also ensure business and client reports are accurate and on time. What you'll need to succeed Ideally from a food-service, catering or hospitality background, you will have experience in managing, training and developing a purchasing or Buying team in a commercial environment. You will be an expert in your field, monitoring your market to ensure you and your team make intelligent purchasing decisions around seasonal availability, price variations and new product innovation. You will have a strong appreciation and understanding of the supply base and supply chain across many food categories, underpinned by excellent commercial awareness, and the ability to produce accurate, detailed and compelling business reports. You will need to be we
Are you a Purchasing Manager looking for a brand new opportunity with a growing business in construction? Would you like to work for a company that is compassionate about its people and has great flexibility? A household name and a vibrant, unique company culture. Our client is an industry leading, multi-product retailer who is looking for a people focused and aspiring Purchasing Manager looking to join its team. What does the role of Purchasing Manager involve? The client is looking for a purchasing manager to join the newly established purchase segment within the construction team, which includes products and services required for building new stores and for other major construction projects. As a Purchasing Manager your role is to support stakeholders within the client's property department with the purchase of products and services related to construction. The aim is to secure a professional purchase and best buy for the client. Within the role you will be responsible for procuring construction related products and services, securing that suppliers comply with all client requirements on quality, sustainability and legal. T
A rare opportunity to join an ethical RTW brand established more than 10 years ago as a Production and Purchasing Manager (Maternity Cover) for up to 1 year. They specialise in clothing created from the finest natural fibres and have a fantastic heritage inspired from one generation to the next. This role can either be on a Full time basis for a more Junior Production Manager or it can be Part time (2/3 days per week) depending on salary requirements and availability. As a Production and Purchasing Manager you will: Work closely with the Production Director managing the product life-cycle including product costing and margin management Launch and manage Production and range products Coordinate supplies and deliveries, oversee the quality control and liaise with Design. Drive and monitor critical path liaising with all departments including Design, Wholesale and Retail Create weekly, monthly and ad hoc reports based on sell through and Production progress To apply for this Production and Purchasing Manager vacancy you will need: Native or Fluent Italian Experience of implementing and streamlining processes Experiencing working with CMT, fully factored factories and both UK-based and overseas suppliers Knowledge of Negotiating production prices to achieve target margins Knowledge of luxury fabrics (yarns, knitwear, leather)
Costcutter Supermarkets Group has a fantastic opportunity for a Category Manager to oversee our Non Edible Grocery categories. If you have a strong food retail background and are looking to gain exposure to an alternative category or progress within Non Edible we’d love to hear from you! What does the role involve? Developing, managing and delivering category management strategies in order to maximise sales and profits for Costcutter and our Retailers. This role encompasses all aspects of Category Management; you will be responsible for ranging, pricing, strategy development, supplier management, promotional planning and securing income for marketing and media support. Working closely with Suppliers, Category Directors and our Head of Pricing and Promotions, amongst other key stakeholders internally across the business and externally. You will also mentor and develop the Category Assistants and oversee the Category specific activities of Category Assistants and Trading Assistants What are we looking for?
Regional Sourcing Manager They want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone. Their ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. To deliver their ambition, they need to become ONE company, which they will do by building on the already strong local identities, teams and communities across all their retail brands and functions. They are investing in working better together, to make the most of their scale and to better serve their customers. They are creating a new centralised function; their Offer & Supply Chain team will be using their global buying power to source all their products more cost-effectively and in the same way from a wide range of international suppliers. And they're distributing them more efficiently through a single, simplified, company-wide logistics network. With greater control over their supply chain, they can set prices consistently across all their brands using the insight and expertise of their people, with less influence from suppliers or local markets. Offer & Supply Chain will mean that for the first time ever they're selling the same unified ranges across all nine Operating Companies, while investing in their own unique and exclusive products. Position: Regional Sourcing Manager Location: Southampton (UK) Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Hours: 36.25 hours per week Salary: £Competitive Benefits: Competitive Salary, Pension, Annual Bonus scheme, Holi
Our Client is a well known Home Collection Retailer based in the North West, looking to appoint a Buying Manager due to recent growth. Client Details Our Client is dedicated to supplying its customer's the best quality soft furnishings that have the power to transform the look and feel of their home. With opportunities to further develop their product offering this is an exciting opportunity to grow with a successful multichannel retailer. Description As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for; Developing and implementing the range strategy to maximise the budgeted financial business targets. Delivering the Brands vision by understanding and leading our customers with innovative, seasonally linked product solutions at great value. Present a compelling commercial range that must also be up to date with current trends on design and lifestyle. Evaluating the supplier base and sourcing new suppliers. Driving category growth through curation, range development & promotional strategies. Work with designers to develop new collections. Building strong working relationships with suppliers - negotiating and manage pricing, and trading terms to drive high performance. Using your experience to supervise and train assistant buyers and buyers within the team. Effective maintenance of the buying calendar & critical path Prof
My client is looking for a Buyer who is used to a fast paced commercial environment. They must deliver a customer offer that supports their overall strategy and values, and delivers their commercial and financial objectives. Client Details My client is a fast-paced, growing and ever-developing retailer, specialising across food, wine and grocery in the FMCG space. The have a fantastic culture, encouraging autonomy, instinct, and personal growth throughout any individuals career. Description Some of the Key Responsibilities for this Buyer will be: Deliver the KPIs against the Commercial Scorecard, reviewing sales performance and amending plans to ensure that we are continually growing category sales, volume and profit. Know and understand the relevant retail market and the category performance within that. Lead range reviews through effective cross functional working to ensure timely delivery of results. Source, develop and manage credible and commercially viable ranges, end to end. Deliver customer centric pricing, promotional and ranging plans in line with company policies. Profile The successfully selected Buyer will be : A fantastic decision maker Supportive and a strong leader Able to collaborate with internal and external relationships Have some food Retail Experie
The opportunity to work for a successful company managing a team of three import merchandisers while also managing the critical path of numerous orders. Client Details A growing supplier working with large blue chip companies in and around the UK Description Manage a team of two senior merchandisers and three merchandisers Implement and manage the critical path of a number of products Manage relationships with key accounts and factories from the Far East Profile The successful candidate will: have managerial experience in a merchandising/sales environment experience working with suppliers/factories in the Far East be able to understand and effectivley apply and manage a critical path be extremely confident and outgoing have the ability to work well autonomously and manage a team great business development skills Job Offer The opportunity to work for an expanding company with a competitive salary.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to grow, develop and trade in an existing or new category area. Candidates must demonstrate the commerciality and entrepreneurial mindset to be successful in an aggressively growing online environment. It is imperative that they are able to drive results through a combination of top line strategy and hands on delivery. Client Details The ideal candidate will have the following experience: * Strong commercial and entrepreneurial traders, comfortable in making decisions and accepting accountability for results * Professional experience ideally in an online, retail high street and / or e-commerce environment * Passionate self-starter, decisive and able to move with speed to implement ideas * Proven track record of delivering results * Extensive Sourcing experience Description As a Buyer you will have the following responsibilities: To develop product ranges and promotions to achieve sales and profit targets. To ensure that all range changes and trials are proposed and signed off by the Head of Buying and Trading Director with an effective exit strategy to ensure minimal margin erosion. To constantly consider, evaluate and propose new opportunities for the company in relation to product and suppliers to ensure that the ranges are innovative, fresh and competitive. To be aware of competitor
Senior Buyer - Hospitality and Leisure. £45,000 - £55,000 + Excellent Benefits. North West Your new company A leading entertainment company who prides itself on innovation and providing the best quality products for its customers, is looking for an experienced Buyer and Category Manager to join an enthusiastic and customer focused team. With a state of the art head office based in the North West of England you will join the team in playing a unique part in the success of the business. Your new role With the customer in mind you'll ensure that the retail strategy is delivered by the team. You will play a crucial role in managing your Supply base and develop joint business plans with suppliers. You'll be innovative in terms of growing sales and margin and developing category product ranges. Whilst managing supplier relationships, you'll also provide support to cross functional teams in the business. You'll lead the annual retail customer plan, drive performance and ensure all line manager responsibilities are met. What you'll need to succeed To be considered for this exciting and challenging vacancy, you will be a Buyer and Category Manager, with extensive experience in a multi-site environment, preferably in retail / hospitality sectors. With a proven track record in New Product Development / Innovation (NPD / NPI) and your strong commercial awareness, you'll have a can-do attitude
Your new company Fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, driven Commercial Manager to join this fast paced, rapidly growing successful FMCG company based in Greater Manchester Your new role You will be required to engage with one of the company's key national accounts in the discount sector to establish and develop a mutually profitable business.You will manage the P&L on the account to optimise the profitability, which will include shaping processes and procedures with internal and external stakeholders. You will work in partnership with the retailer to build and enhance the existing product offer. What you'll need to succeed To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, you should have commercial experience in an FMCG environment, preferably with exposure to chilled foods, where you will have a proven track record of delivering new sales opportunities to a retail multiple. Alternatively, you could be a retail trader with chilled food buying experience, looking for a new challenge on the supplier side. Either way, with a proven track record of delivering results, you will have outstanding commercial and analytical skills, be determined, tenacious and customer focused. This is a business where the pace of change lies at the heart of their success, and as such you will be adaptable, flexible and and have excellent eye for detail What you'll get in return In return, the client will pay a competitive salary of betw
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, ambitious and driven Packaging & Ingredients Buyer to join our client’s Purchasing team based in Manchester. As one of the UK’s leading and premier FMCG Businesses they currently supply to over 500 Wholesale customers, Key Multi-National Retailers and Food Manufacturers. Reporting to the Purchasing Director, this role will involve building relationships with new and existing suppliers and developing a supply and inventory strategy. The successful candidate will be responsible for the sourcing of Packaging (key function) and added ingredients. You will be an experienced Buyer (ideally CIPS qualified) with experience of price negotiation and purchasing and controlling stock levels to meet business requirements. Previous experience gained within an FMCG environment and meetings targets and KPI’s is essential. Whilst predominantly based at our clients Head Office in Manchester, candidates will require the ability to travel and spend time between our clients two production facilities in the North West. Key Responsibilities Will Include: Manage and continuously review company stocks of packaging & ingredients to ensure inventory is at agreed levels to meet and support the requirements of the business. Negotiate and Purchase packagi
This leading retailer is keen to appoint a buyer in an interim buyer within their commercial team to manage a key product category. You will be a strong negotiator and have a proven background in delivering innovative product ranges for a multiple retailer. The main areas of this role will include: Engaging and working closely with existing and current suppliers. Negotiating cost prices to deliver cost savings and product range improvements. Analyse reports relating to product price changes, margins and sell prices. Develop promotional and trade plans. Communicate market information, trends and opportunities for your area. This is a key role for a leading retailer and although initially on a contract there will be longer term options for something on a more permanent basis. We are particularly keen to see candidates who have worked within FMCG, food, or health and beauty although would consider candidates from other product areas. Ann excellent opportunity to work with a household name.
Visual Merchandising Manager, EMEA GLOBAL SPORTS PERFORMANCE & LIFESTYLE BRAND £50-60k basic depending on experience + competitive package A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an established Visual Merchandising professional to come on board for this GLOBAL sports performance & lifestyle brand overseeing a manageable number of stores across EMEA. You will collaborate with the global visual team to ensure seasonal visual merchandising directives are executed to company standards across the field. Due to working closely with store managers we are looking for a team player who has the ability to inspire & work with others and have the ability to create strong cross functional partnerships across all levels. You will be expected to develop and execute field training, facilitate and lead the visual training and follow up for all new store openings, relocations, and expansions. For this role we require; Strategic leader with focus on driving results and brand building. Expert at creating and executing Visual Merchandising Concepts and In-store presentations Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills to provide clear guidelines and examples to field and teams with the ability to influence others Excellent organization skills with attention to detail Strong follow-up skills and time management
Senior Buyer - Beers, Wines and Spirits Role - North West £40,000 - £60,000 + Car and Excellent Benefits Your new company This is a superb opportunity with a market leading business who have grown their market-share in what is a hugely competitive marketplace. With an ever expanding portfolio of stores and ambitious plans to continue to grow, this vibrant and thriving business are a great example of a recent retail success story. Due to this growth, they are looking for an experienced BWS buyer. Your new role What has been at the heart of this success is the inherent passion within the business combined with a supportive and vibrant working environment. Therefore applicants will need to be highly commercial experts in their field and true trading managers who have a strong knowledge of the both domestic and international sourcing channels. You will also need a strong background in NPD and Innovation as well as the ability to forge partnerships with some of the largest FMCG suppliers internationally. Reporting to the Head of Category, you will be part of a dedicated and ever expanding team with a unique informal and can-do culture. What you'll need to succeed To be considered for this position, you must have extensive buying experience for the BWS or Alcohol categories. You must also be able to demonstrate first rate negotiation skills, with the ability to build and main
Senior Buyer - Dairy Role, North West £40,000 - £60,000 + Car and Excellent Benefits Your new company This is a superb opportunity with a market leading business who have grown their market-share in what is a hugely competitive marketplace. With an ever expanding portfolio of stores and ambitious plans to continue to grow, this vibrant and thriving business are a great example of a recent retail success story. Due to this growth, they are looking for an experienced Dairy Buyer. Your new role What has been at the heart of this success is the inherent passion within the business combined with a supportive and vibrant working environment. Therefore applicants will need to be highly commercial experts in their field and true trading managers who have a strong knowledge of the both domestic and international sourcing channels. You will also need a strong background in NPD and Innovation as well as the ability to forge partnerships with some of the largest FMCG suppliers internationally. Reporting to the Head of Category, you will be part of a dedicated and ever expanding team with a unique informal and can-do culture. What you'll need to succeed To be considered for this position, you must have extensive buying experience for the Dairy category. You must also be able to demonstrate first rate negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with
We are looking to secure a Field Sales Manager who has experience of selling to multiples and independents. Our client are an extremely fast growing US organisation who are experiencing the fastest most dynamic growth through an organic route and acquisition. We are looking to secure a Sales Manager, based in the North – so north of Birmingham. You will have extensive experience of selling, toys or accessories or apparel to retailers. You must be able to service retailers on a holistic level and introduce product ideas, merchandise and POS material. You will look to build deep relationships and provide training within the retailers. Contact Julia Darlington for further information.
Job Title - Fresh Meat Buyer Job Type - Full Time – 48 hours per week: Monday – Friday Salary - Depending on experience the successful applicant can expect to achieve an excellent salary. Job Description A fantastic opportunity has arisen to become part of our team. Caterite is looking for an experienced Fresh Meat Buyer to help drive profits, develop our range and grow our sales. We are ideally looking for someone that can bring expertise to manage our multi-million pound fresh category ensuring that our fresh meat category grows in line with our business targets. Responsibilities · The candidate will report directly to the Company Directors. · The candidate will have full responsibility for the management of suppliers; negotiate on deals, pricing and promotions and develop sustainable business. · The candidate will be targeted on the sales and profit turnover of the fresh meat category over the calendar year. · The candidate will work with the sales team to help drive
A fast growing E-com retail business with a diverse product range is looking for a Merchandiser Planner to join their Merchandise team. This would be ideal for an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Merchandiser Planner key responsibilities: Managing the department WSSI's and supporting overall KPI'S Formulating range strategy and reacting to peformance, managing risk and potentialising bestsellers Producing daily, weekly and monthly reports and ensure repeat orders are placed Regularly analysing the department's peformance You will need: Previous experience managing a team Minimum of 3 years Merchandising experience Expert analytical skills A proactive outlook with the ability to prioritise To have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
We have a vacancy for an Assistant Buyer working within ladies core fashion and semi basics for an on-line fashion company and core manufacturing side. The ideal person will have sound knowledge of ladieswear product and will have experience of working within ladieswear buying - preferably for an e-tailer although retail head office is also relevant. You will have the ability to negotiate and put ranges together with confidence, sourcing locally as well as contact with overseas factories. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is an exciting opportunity to prove your skills in a growing department where hard work will be rewarded!