Category Buyer/ Snacks: World Leading Global Energy Oil Co 61 views

World Leading Global Energy Oil Company has an exciting opportunity for a Category Buyer, you will be responsible for establishing the vision, strategy, key marketing tactics and upholding the relationship with leading FMCG manufacturers across your category.

Snacks Category (Ice Cream, Crisps, Confectionery, Biscuits) which is 13% of the T/O therefore a Pivotal role in the business.

The Role:

You will have full P&L responsibility, and will be managing the category end to end from negotiation to product placement in store, giving you the space and autonomy to exercise your skills fully. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, you’ll be in your element here.

A strong self-starter who can work well under pressure, you’ll be both flexible and agile enough to work as part of a rapidly evolving business backdrop, meeting changing business demands head-on, and identifying opportunities for business or process improvements.

Results driven, you’ll ensure UK sales and income streams can be maximised; you’ll challenge and coach our partners to deliver against UK growth strategies, always with the aim to satisfy consumer needs.

Duties will include:
*Monitoring and measuring the category performance, maintaining an optimal balance between the long-term view and business demands of the annual category plan.
*Developing profitable category business plans, covering range, promotions, marketing and merchandising concepts.
*Owning the relationships and negotiation of trading terms with leading FMCG manufacturers whilst identifying and implement synergies and optimization opportunities.

The Candidate:

The category is Snacks and while experience in buying food would beneficial, it is important to have a retail buying background.

*First-hand experience and understanding of fast moving consumer goods marketing with excellent negotiation skills and building supplier relationship

*Strong understanding of retail fundamentals of buying, assorting, placement, merchandising and retail operational processes

*Strong Analytical skill

*Experience in a buying environment with big retail brands.

*Good relationship management and communication skills

This needs combining with a positive attitude and an ability to work within a large, globally dispersed project team in a multi-cultural environment. You also need to be a self-starter, a logical thinker and a quick learner, with strong initiative and excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, able to write clearly and concisely.

We believe in equality of opportunity for all job applicants regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed or religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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