Produce Buyer / Manager

Posted on 01/03/2016
Location Mt Roskill, Auckland
Work Type
Classification ,
Reference # P-02367PCA
Salary $45-$55K

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This is an excellent opportunity to further advance your Grocery / Retail / FMCG procurement and management career specialising in Produce. You will be working alongside a great Manager; he is motivated, driven, encourages personal and professional growth and development and above all he has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the grocery / retail trade, he is a great mentor.

Within this role of Produce Buyer / Manager you will undertake a magnitude of duties and responsibilities including that of:

  • Management of stock, ticket and inventory along with stock display, location and rotation
  • Ensure promotional and pricing programmes are adopted so that the store presents a competitive and brand consistent offer to the market
  • Staff management
  • Sourcing of produce
  • Supplier negotiations
  • Be in the know of what is happening in the market, the trends and developments
  • Display building and merchandising optimising sales opportunities
  • Store promotional planning and execution
  • Work with Reps to maximise sales

A successful Produce Buyer / Manager will have a strong desire to succeed, possesses the strategic and visionary strengths for development and looks for continuous improvement. Success factors will also include FMCG industry knowledge, a background in either wholesale or retail operations and procurement experience.

We are seeking someone who possesses the following attitudes, traits and experience:

  • A strong understanding of produce procurement and inventory management
  • Understand and effectively manage profitability targets
  • Demonstrates initiative and innovation, leads by example
  • Effectively communicates and manages relationships with suppliers, reps, customers and the surrounding teams
  • The ability to work as part of a motivated team and demonstrate a degree of leadership within it
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Thinks outside the square creating innovative solutions

This is a great opportunity to take responsibility, accountability & ownership for the Produce department. Watch your procurement career accelerate! If you see yourself in this role working with a dynamic, passionate team of people; then register and apply online now!

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