We have an amazing opportunity within the Baby team for a Buying Manager. The baby market is one of Asda’s most important categories with a mixture of well known brands and a developed Own label presence. It is a highly competitive market with Asda leading the way in overall market share in a +£400m PA category.
What you’ll be responsible for:
The buyer for this role will be responsible for buying baby food, Baby formula and accessories.as well as managing a direct report. You would be working with some of the biggest brands in the world (Heinz, Danone, Nestle) as well as small suppliers with innovative products. The category has over 600 sku’s and requires careful JBP management, range building and an eye for product as there is a constant flow of innovation in the market.
You will need to have a natural ability to negotiate with big brands, collaborate and nurture smaller suppliers, the desire to drive Own brand growth, have the ability to multi-task, forward plan and work cross functionally.
In addition you’ll need: