Senior Buying Manager – Bought In Bakery: Bread, Cake and Chilled Desserts
Food Commercial Trading team
Based at Asda House in Leeds
We have an exciting opportunity for Senior Manager to join our team and lead the Bought In Bakery team.
You will play a key role in leading the Bought In team and supporting the wider Bakery team, developing and executing a market leading plan.
The role is diverse and will involve managing a wide portfolio of products from core commodity bread to birthday and cream cakes and plays in every season. The category has a wide range of suppliers from key brands to specialist players in their area.
You will work with some of the UK’s biggest and well known brands including Warburtons, Kingsmill and Mr Kipling, where delivering a market leading plan is essential to win in the market and deliver a strong value offer for our customers. Balancing the mix between brand and our growing own label is key to success in this category.
We also have a significant own label business, where quality and innovation are critical to its success. You will need to demonstrate your ability to drive collaborative relationships with our label partners. Key to driving growth is ensuring our offer has clear points of difference and drives excitement for our customers.
The individual in this role will need to be able to quickly obtain a broad knowledge across the categories and build relationships quickly across the supply base. They will also need to develop an in depth knowledge of the supply chain, to support our ongoing EDLC agenda.
This role provides many opportunities to further develop both your technical and behavioural capabilities. You will need to foster a strong relationship with the senior leadership in the category to ensure the Bakery team are working to a collective vision for our customers.
What you’ll be responsible for:
Reporting directly to the Senior Director – Emily Peck and operating as part of the senior management team, you will lead a team of 5 colleagues, to deliver annual sales of over £600m p/a
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