Head Buyer

Head Buyer

Job Title: Head Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Full Company Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH4470_1520502855
Contact Name: Dynamite Recruitment
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 08, 2018 09:54

Job Description

Head Buyer - Chichester

Monday to Friday - Core Business Hours

£40,000 - £55,000 P/A + Full Company Benefits

Dynamite Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Head Buyer to join an organisation based in Chichester.

The company is a well-established distributor who is ideally looking for someone with experience working with alcohols/beverages/liquors/drinks/spirits to join their team as a Head Buyer!

The Role:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of buying within the organisation, supporting the CCO and managing all personnel within the buying department.
  • Effectively managing supplier partnerships, driving growth, revenue and profitability. Negotiating on products, pricing, terms and contracts.
  • Leading, coaching, mentoring and developing the growth of the buying department, the Buyers and the administrative support staff, conducting regular 1-2-1's with team members and conducting annual appraisals.
  • Developing buying strategies, managing purchases, sales and increasing profit.
  • Setting and ensuring the buyer department is achieving KPI's.
  • Taking ownership of key high value suppliers, managing the overall key supplier relationships and building upon that supplier base. Assigning select suppliers to relevant buyers to manage the day to day relationships.
  • Reviewing and improving where necessary current SOP's and implementing new ones.
  • Engaging regularly with suppliers in regards to NPD and exploring and developing new categories.
  • Managing regular pricing reviews, providing forecasts and depletion reports and managing reviews to eliminate slow/non-moving lines.
  • Attending national and international trade shows.
  • Reviewing and servicing tenders for all channels.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Must have previous Head Buyer/Buying Manager/Buyer Department Management experience.
  • Must have experience working with alcohols/beverages/liquors/drinks/spirits.
  • Will need to have strong relationship management experience and be effective in managing key high value suppliers.
  • Must have the ability to coach, train and mentor a team of Buyers/Support Admin staff.

For more information, please apply now or contact Abby Neal at Dynamite Recruitment!!

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Dynamite Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.