Food Buyer

  • €55000 - €75000
  • Buyers & Merchandisers
  • Dublin, Dublin City Centre

Food Buyer

A unique Food Buying position has arisen for a progressive and innovative multi-site retail client based in Dublin.

Food Buyer job, Dublin

Excel Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting for this legendary retailer. This is a rare opportunity to be part of this highly-regarded retail brand, who have managed to stay on top of the competition by offering their customers great choice and high-quality ranges.

Our client is a market leading retailer and they are renowned for driving its business and developing a mass consumer offer coupled with unique own brand product development.

We are looking for experienced Retail Food Buyers, who have experience buying and sourcing for a multiple. As Food Buyer, you will drive category sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets and driving market share performance.

As a company, they are great to work for, extremely professional and proud of their name. This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for the right person.

Responsibilities of this Food Buyer job:

  • Drive sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets
  • Drive market share performance
  • Identify new market trends and implement actions to capitalise on these
  • Source extensively to build strong supply base
  • Plan and negotiate strong deals for your categories
  • Lead relationship with suppliers through effective commercial management
  • Prepare and agree category plan with Management Team through analysis of customer insight, sales and trends
  • Set effective range strategies to optimise selling format and product choice, understanding space requirements

Requirements of this Food Buyer job:

  • A passion for food
  • 3+ years Buying experience
  • Third-level qualification – Food or a Business-related qualification desired
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong MS Excel skills and ease with numbers and analysis
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment


  • €55-75k DOE
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Staff discount

If you are interested in this Food Buyer job or are other job opportunities on the Excel Recruitment website then please apply via the link below. All applications will be handled by Aoife McCaul with the strictest confidence.


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