Monday , May 20 2024

Selfridges Recruitment – Food Buyer

Website Selfridges

Job Description:

As a food buyer, you will source new brands and product, whilst negotiating the best terms for Selfridges, as well as manage our existing brand portfolio. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders in order to drive sales and maximise profitability and further enhance our reputable foodhall, and its offering.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Source new brands, product and retail experiences in line with the strategy through knowledge and expertise of the product and market​
  • Negotiate the best possible terms with suppliers i.e. margin, trade discounts, markdown support ​
  • Ensure that buying decisions are based on a sound commercial framework to drive sales and profits​
  • Develop and maintain brand relationships to ensure that Selfridges is consistently presented with first to market and exclusive opportunities
  • Work closely with the Merchandiser to plan the OTB and to monitor and review in season, taking action and making recommendations to the
  • Buying Manager where necessary
  • Be responsible for range planning, working closely with the Merchandiser and Buying Manager​
  • Manage existing brand portfolio through analysis of performance and close collaboration with brand partners, taking action when necessary and making decision to keep or discontinue within the business​
  • Manage the performance of concession businesses through regular meetings with the concession partners and analysis of their performance, making recommendations to the Buying Manager ​
  • To be responsible for the ordering process within the area, ensuring compliance with all relevant processes ​

Job Requirements:

  • Highly knowledgeable. You will have a well-developed and informed understanding of the food category, as well as the wider food industry.
  • Strategic and operational. With strong analytical skills and experience driving long-term and profitable commercial strategies, you’ll be able to successfully manage projects from ideation through to completion. ​
  • Engaging. Able to influence your stakeholders, retail and brands, you know how to use both data and market trends to drive commercial opportunities ​
  • Customer focused. Combined with exceptional taste and instinct, you are able to push the boundaries to offer new and exciting products
  • All over the numbers. You are numerate with a highly commercial approach, as well as proficient in excel​
  • Collaborative. Working flexibly as part of the wider buying team you will support in projects and cross functional meetings as appropriate​
  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague

Job Details:

Company: Selfridges

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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