As part of the Fresh Meal Solutions and Frozen Commercial trading team, you will be responsible for growing and developing the fastest growing Senior Buying Manager area in the business leading a team of passionate & committed buyers in a hugely competitive market. You’ll be negotiating and developing strong working relationships with a variety of suppliers with a relentless focus on the customer and managing the basics of price, availability and quality as well as growing our Own Label business and driving costs down.
The role covers a wide number of commodities (Red Meat, Fish, Poultry, Chips, Potatoes and Vegetables) where being the sharpest on price at the best quality is absolutely key. The individual in this role will need to be able to obtain a broad knowledge of the categories and build strong relationships with a vast supply base. They will also need to develop an in depth knowledge of the supply chain.
Whilst growing Own Label is our number 1 focus, a strong branded performance goes hand in hand and is a critical element of success. In this role you will lead the relationship with big brands such as Birdseye, McCain, Aunt Bessies, Bernard Matthews and work through finding the right balance between your own label and branded offer.
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 Buying Manager in Frozen Meal Sols & D&I in order to ensure the Frozen team are working to a collective vision for our customers.
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Reporting directly to the Senior Director, and operating as part of the senior management team, you will lead a team of 5 colleagues, to deliver annual sales of over circa £500m p/a
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