Job Details

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Job Title :
Food Buyer / Trader 
Job Category :
Posted :
17/11/2017 13:07:53 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
Gloucestershire, England 
Benefits :
benefits 
Salary :
£35k - 40k per year + benefits 
Security :
Other 
Description :

The Company and the Role:
The Company is one of the UK`s leading independent Foodservice Wholesalers supplying multi temperature products to foodservice clients throughout the UK. They are seeking a Food Buyer/ Trader for their Commercial Department based at their Head Office in Gloucestershire.  The position is permanent.
The Company is a family business established in 1972 which is ambitious with its growth within the delivered foodservice industry. They deliver a great range of multi temperature food products, including their butchery and fresh range to caterers across the country from their strategically placed depots. It`s a great place to be and they are proud of their role in supporting their local community.
They are dedicated to creating a great place to work and have achieved a \"one to watch\" status with best companies for the past 2 consecutive years. Their people are committed to their values, choose their attitude and Think Customer. They work hard and are committed to providing a great service but want to have some fun and development along the way. Their employees often get involved in charity events, attend the Director breakfasts, put forward their ideas for improvement and contribute in the team briefings. Their core business values are: Positive Attitude, Flexibility & Pace, Trust & Integrity and Great Service.
Flexibility is also a key element of their customer proposition they believe in going the extra mile to meet their customers` expectations, whether it be sourcing bespoke products or adding value with quality insight and expertise.

Key Features of the Role:
The role of Food Buyer / Trader is an integral part of the Company`s small Commercial Team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a defined portfolio of suppliers and therefore will need to be extremely self-motivated, able to work efficiently and independently within time constraints and have sufficient experience in excel.

Responsibilities of the role are:
Maintain strong and positive relationships with agreed portfolio.
Effectively deliver and track supplier revenues.
Achieving commercial income targets.
Sourcing new product lines, in line with internal business strategy whilst maintaining focus on external customer retention and development strategy.
Ongoing price management, ensuring the Company remains competitive in the market place.
Packaging regulatory awareness and compliance.
Work closely with Marketing Controller to ensure trading strategy dovetails with channel, operator and consumer insight.
Build strong working relationships with internal customers, both employees and visitors alike.

Knowledge and Skills:
The successful candidate will be an experienced Buyer or Assistant Buyer ideally with experience having been gained with a food wholesale, cash and carry or food retail environment.
However. whilst knowledge and experience of the foodservice sector would be advantageous, it is not necessary as we are looking for candidates who can really demonstrate commercial acumen, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
You will demonstrate the Company`s values by being Commercial, Friendly, Nurturing and Proud.
You will be highly self-motivated, able to work efficiently and independently within time constraints.
Ideally you will have a good understanding of key metrics that impact the commercial revenues e.g.  ORD`s /Marketing / Rebates / Category Leadership value.
You will be numerate, have excellent presentation and communication skills, be able to communicate at all levels and be decisive, assertive and persuasive.
You will enjoy a high level of autonomy and therefore must be highly self-motivated to achieve agreed goals.
You will have strong negotiating and relationship skills and able to manage your own time effectively
A full driving licence is a prerequisite.

What`s on Offer?
This is a superb opportunity to join an expanding independently owned company at an exciting stage of its development and to make a real impact within its Commercial Team.
Basic salary is negotiable and will be around £35-40k per annum depending upon your experience. In addition, there is 25 days` holiday, Staff Discount Scheme, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Death in Service, Childcare Vouchers, Savings Scheme and a Staff Lottery.

Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Buyer.

The rpc Group of Companies receives an overwhelming number of CV`s /Resumes each day, and each one is reviewed personally by a Consultant. Our pre-selection process is very thorough in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients.
If your details meet the criteria set by our client, then we will contact you regar



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