Buying Director - Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Permanent €COMPETITIVE SALARY

As Buying Director - Fresh Fruit & Vegetables - you will support the buying / purchasing strategy for one of the largest food retailers in Europe. Focusing on Fresh Fruit & Vegetables you should have in-depth buying experience and a passion for fresh produce. Responsible for multiple countries across Europe you will lead a team of buyers and help formulate the company strategy, speaking German will be a distinct advantage.

You will:

  • Develop and implement the buying strategy to expand the assortment offering with a constant focus on quality
  • Lead on negotiations with suppliers to drive profitability.
  • Source new suppliers and ensure the assortment offering is wide and varied
  • Manage and develop a team of buyers in country and internationally
  • Provide guidance on pricing and promotional activity
  • Liaise with colleagues across merchandising to ensure corporate goals are achieved
  • Own the Profit & Loss within the aforementioned categories

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Fluent in German with extensive buying experience across Fresh Produce
  • Have Grocery Retail experience or come from a CPG background
  • An inspirational leader ready to lead and build a talented team
  • Delivery focused and ability to work independently
  • Strong team management and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills

Apply now for immediate consideration.

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Daniel Begg

Daniel Begg

Director - Grocery Retail Division

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