Buyer - Drinks

Buyer - Drinks

WHSmith
Full Time
Greater London
Posted Today
Job description
Drinks Buyer (Grade C) Houndsditch, London Travel The Role At WHSmith our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are the ones that go the extra mile for our customers. The ones that enable our growth. That’s why our Commercial team is passionate about creating an environment where people can be creative and trailblazing in order to do their best work. As a Buyer (Grade C), you will drive the commercial performance of your category across all our formats. You will be the key decision maker with the autonomy to deliver your category strategy. What you will be doing Deliver and track against the key commercial KPI’s of sales and profitabilityCurate the optimum assortment for our customers that delivers on all of our commercial targetsGenerate a continuous pipeline of value creating initiatives to deliver sales and profitabilityBe responsible for the category and trade plan that aligns to the overarching business planNegotiate with and manage the supplier base, including a clear supplier strategy and the ongoing maintenance/improvement of termsDefine the pricing and promotional strategy for the categoryProduct/supplier sourcing & development in line with strategyDeliver projects and trials within your own area with cross functional engagementContribute to the annual budget building process What we are looking for Previous buying/commercial experience – desirableComputer literate - experience using Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)Great stakeholder management with the ability to communicate and influence effectivelyResilient and adaptable in a fast-paced environmentStrong commercial acumenNegotiation knowledge and skillsStrong numeracy skills and ability to analyse dataAbility to demonstrate problem solving skillsProactive and resourcefulGreat team player How we reward our teams Hybrid working model4pm Friday finishFlexible WorkingCompetitive Salary andAnnual Bonus based on company and personal performance24 days holiday, plus your Birthday off and an opportunity to buy up to 26 extra days leaveFamily Friendly LeaveCompetitive Pension ContributionSharesave SchemeStaff Discount Card in stores and online About us Celebrating 230 years, we’re proud to have grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand present in over 30 countries around the world, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. As a diverse group of over 12,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business through our commitments to our planet, people and the communities we serve. WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us. Our UK Travel office is based in a buzzing part of central London close to Liverpool Street Station. We are an ambitious team that thrives on pace, collaboration and innovation resulting in a real entrepreneurial culture. It’s perfect for people who are happy to use their initiative and embrace life outside their comfort zone. Format of Business Buying Full Time / Part Time Full Time Position Type Permanent Salary From £28,000 Salary To 35,000 Hours / Week 36.25 Country UK County Greater London Job Code / Grade C Post Code EC3A 7BX Function / Region Commercial (Travel) Buyer - Drinks | WHSMith Careers

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