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Buyer - Hospitality

  • Paddington, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 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