Offers “Marksandspencer”

17 days agoMarksandspencer

Buyer - Hospitality

  • Piddington (Buckinghamshire)
  • Hotels - Restaurants

Job description

Job Description:

M&S Food is changing, and fast. We are transforming the M&S food business at pace to be more relevant, more often to more people. We know that we must broaden our appeal, getting our pricing and product ranges right – so that we can retain our core customer and attract busy families who want great tasting, quality food at outstanding value.

Hospitality is exciting and dynamic showcasing the very best of M&S Food. The Deli Counter and Marketplace are experiential and highlight our differentiation as a retailer complementing our market leading Eat Now range.

Key accountabilities and measures

·  Drive sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets
·  Drive market share performance
·  Lead category buying team (buyer, product developer technologist, forecast planner) in delivery of commercial objectives
·  Lead relationship with suppliers through effective commercial management
·  Prepare and agree category plan with Management Team through analysis of customer insight, sales and trends
·  Set effective range strategies to optimise selling format and product choice, understanding space requirements
·  Set clear range and price architecture
·  Ensure commercial strategy is in line with M&S key values and compliant to legal requirements
·  Set effective promotional and marketing plan in line with Food Group plan
·  Deliver targeted % of newness
·  Drive efficiency improvements with supply base
·  Compliance with the financial control process for Supplier contributions

Key skills

·  Positive approach to change
·  Strategic planning and understanding
·  Decision making
·  Commercial acumen and negotiation skills
·  Strong communication and influencing skills
·  Analysis of commercial and customer information to seize commercial opportunities
·  Team working and effective people management
·  Relationship building; stores and colleagues
·  Management of suppliers & relationship
·  Attention to detail