Our client is an established and well positioned retail company representing some of the world best-known brands. Their Food Business has gone from strength to strength over the years and this growth has been driven by volume, value, range, quality, and appeal. They are now looking to recruit an ambitious and driven professional for the post of Merchandise Manager- Foods and Hospitality
The Merchandise Manager is responsible for the purchase of all branded food and hospitality products.
Set and agree on sales and margin budgets with line manager.
Monitor and review progress against budgets on a daily basis.
Ensure that space is being managed in according to sales performance and that all stores are operating in accordance with these factors.
Manage the cost of wastage in line with plan and identify opportunities for inefficacies. Maintain and re-enforce the M&S Standards across all outlets and warehouses.
Tertiary level of education- ideally a commerce-related degree
Hold a HACCP certificate.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools, most importantly, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
At least3 years of experience in a buying role in Foods.
Solid market knowledge
Ability to build rapport
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
This is a full-time, permanent job that comes with a competitive salary and lots of fantastic perks and benefits