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Buyer – Food

  • Buyers, Buyers and Merchandisers
  • Negotiable
  • Dublin, Dublin City Centre
  • Full Time
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Food Buyer job, Dublin City Centre

Excel Recruitment is looking for a commercial and confident Food Buyer for our market leading food retailer.

The successful Food buying candidate will be responsible for growing specific categories in the business, in order to deliver outstanding value and range for their customers, whilst delivering incremental profit for the business.

You will hold great communication skills, as you will be required to build strategic supplier partnerships and have eye for identifying new products and opportunities within the market.

What you will do as Food Buyer:

  • Work with the Buying team to develop short and long-term plans for your buying categories
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of budgeted sales and margin for your buying categories
  • Identify new market trends and implement actions to capitalise on those trends
  • Manage the range assortment (branded & private label) to ensure the product offering is ahead of the market
  • Manage and develop the private label offer at all levels to ensure the product offering is both unique and competitive at all times
  • Develop strong business relationships with our existing supply base and source new suppliers
  • Plan and negotiate strong promotional activity for your categories to attract new customers & build categories
  • Work with other business functions such as logistics, space planning and marketing to ensure your category plans are delivered to shelf

Experience you will hold for this Food Buyer job:

  • 3+ years Food Buying
  • Excellent communication skills with commercial aptitude
  • Proven track record of achieving required sales and margin
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong organisational and outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Good numerical and IT skills

Salary: DOE & generous benefits on offer

Should you be interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please upload your current CV to the link provided or call Sarah on 01 8148747 for a confidential chat if you hold the relevant experience.


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Excel Recruitment

Dublin office
The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7, D07 DH99

Cork office
Phoenix House, Monaghan Road, Cork, T12 H1XY

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