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7149 Food Service Buyer - Lancashire

Job Title: 7149 Food Service Buyer - Lancashire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Salary: 35000 - 38000 + Benefits
REF: 7149/2016/PU5740
Contact Name: David Beck
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Our client is a food and non -food supplier and a major player supplying the delivered foodservice sector. Based in Lancashire they are currently seeking a Foodservice Buyer. The position is permanent.
As a result of continuing growth, our client is now seeking to recruit an additional Foodservice Buyer to their trading team.
This is a great opportunity for someone who already has some food buying experience to assist in the development of our clients group buying strategy.
As well as developing promotional and category plans, you will be responsible for identifying new supplier and product opportunities both branded and for our clients own brand across the various categories.
You will liaise closely with the marketing department on promotional material.
You will ensure that all supplier, product, pricing and promotional details are accurately maintained within the group intranet system.
You will ensure complete accuracy of records and transparency of all income streams.
You will provide regular updates on all activities including financial and budgetary matters.
You will work within deadlines.
The role will involve some travel and overnight stays will be required in line with the business needs.
Knowledge and Skills:
Prospective candidates should ideally have a degree level qualification or be CIPS qualified and have some buying experience in a foodservice, cash and carry, retail multiple or fmcg supplier environment.
Computer literacy is required, coupled ideally with data manipulation interpretation skills.
You will need to display creativity and imagination, as well as ideally an appreciation of foodservice and retail markets.
Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be someone who pays attention to the detail.
You should have a full UK Drivers Licence, ideally clean.
This is an outstanding opportunity within an expanding and leading player in the UK foodservice sector.
Salary is up to £35k depending upon your experience. In addition, there is a pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance etc.
Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes of applications we receive.
If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks from submitting your application, please assume on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
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