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Assistant Food Buyer – Ambient

£26000 - £30000 Buyers & Merchandisers Belfast

Assistant Food Buyer – Ambient

My client, one of Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses is seeking a commercial and passionate Assistant Food Buyer – Ambient to join their highly reputable business in Belfast. The successful candidate will implement the retail business development plans incorporating range, price, promotion, and supply chain across the company’s well-established brands.


  • Salary £26-30k
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Agile working
  • Career progression opportunities

Responsibilities of this job include:

  • Take ownership for the sales, margin and cash profit of a given product area to an allocated budget with the support of the Senior Buyer.
  • Work with category planning team to conduct range reviews, decide on optimum ranges for the business and planograms for C&C’s.
  • Review competitor price positioning, assess current pricing and margin performance and maximise retailer margins and competitive position within the market.
  • Plan events and promotions as per event calendar and brief, communicate to suppliers and review proposals, brief suppliers on promotional requirements, review proposals and negotiate improvements to offers.
  • Plan and co-ordinate a range of seasonal products to maximise sales and margins.
  • Work with the supply chain team and the supplier base to ensure product availability to customers.

Experience required for this job include:

  • 2 years` experience working within a Trading/ Buying environment
  • Strong commercial acumen with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very high level of accuracy with demonstrable right first-time ethos
  • Ability to understand how actions taken across the business affect sales and margin performance of the category
  • Excellent attention to detail; passionate about getting all projects right first time.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and differentiate between urgent and important tasks
  • Excellent Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) & Outlook skills
  • 3rd level business related degree

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.


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