About the role:
As part of the Core Grocery Trading team you will be responsible for managing a diverse supplier base and an enthusiastic, large team of buyers. You will have responsibility for some of the nation’s best loved brands such as Heinz Baked Beans, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Pot Noodle, and Bisto Gravy, as well as leading our Own Label business.
What’s more, it’ll see you immerse yourself in an incredibly fast paced market where there’s new things happening every day. You’ll be negotiating and developing strong working relationships with a variety of suppliers – all to deliver fantastic new products and ranges to Asda customers at great prices.
This role provides many opportunities for exposure to all levels in the business as well as plenty of opportunities to develop your leadership skills in a very friendly and dedicated team.
The ins and outs:
Reporting 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 £700m.
•Lead an enthusiastic team, overseeing the P&L, product development, range changes and promotions
•Deliver the strategy on Market Leading Value across both categories
•Maximise the opportunities for ‘buying better’ in a highly competitive arena – working with branded and own label suppliers
•Capitalise on sales growth opportunities in under-trade categories
•Driving a thorough EDLC (every day low cost) agenda to unlock maximum value in our operations, with our strategic partners
What you’ll need:
•An accomplished Senior Buyer, Buying Manager or Category Manager you will possess plenty of relevant retail buying experience
•A passion for delivering sales and profit targets
•The ability to work at pace, prioritise effectively and be flexible is essential
•Excellent motivational and leadership skills
•Determination, tenacity and a cost-focused approach
Full Time / Part Time
Hours Per Week
(7.5 hrs = 1 day)
Days Shift Group
Join Asda and you won't just be part of a fast-paced culture. You'll be part of a mission to save our customers money every day. It's a simple idea that makes every minute of every day a real adventure. As well as outstanding development, there's the buzzing atmosphere you'd expect in a place where everyone works together because everyone counts.
About the Business Unit
About our Home Office We're very proud of our Yorkshire roots and Asda House, our Home Office, is still in Leeds. The teams at Asda House provide support to all of our stores nationally through many diverse roles. So in the queue for lunch at the onsite restaurant you might find a Buyer, a Solicitor, a Chartered Surveyor, a Project Manager, a Marketing Manager or an Accountant at any one time! There are a wide variety of different departments all working together to support our store colleagues who are out there on the front line, keeping our customers happy and saving them money every day.