The Buyer Assistant for Grocery is responsible for supporting the Assistant Buyer and Buyer in all areas of category management. Playing a vital role in supporting the end to end process of launching new products. You will be working with your Buyer and Assistant Buyer to support the sourcing of products and packaging that is at the best agreed quality standard and price. You will assist the Buyer and Assistant Buyer in achieving all critical path launch deadlines and be involved in category reviews, trend analysis, competitor shopping and product benchmarking. You will support the Buyer and Assistant Buyer in delivering the department strategy, and ideally exceeding all financial targets.
The ideal candidate will be organised, resilient, team player with an ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business, with a positive can do attitude. You will relish working in a fast paced creative environment and be an excellent communicator with a collaborative approach to your work. You will be able to demonstrate your understanding of product skills and have working industry knowledge. You will be able to identify and support in the creation of market/product trends to realise new opportunities. Having a keen eye for detail and excellent problem solving skills is essential to be able to help analysis trade reports, troubleshoot potential product issues or artwork amendments.
In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits and generous store and restaurant discount.
If you have what it takes to help us deliver a sense of pleasure to our staff and customers and want the opportunity to progress with a Company that’s always looking to be original and unexpected, please apply today.