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Fresh Produce Assistant Buyer

Job ID 20053 Closing Date 10/12/2021 23:55 Location London Contract Full time Hours 40 Salary and Benefits Competitive + Benefits

This is not just any Produce Transformation.... this is an M&S Transformation, making our stores the destination for Fresh Produce for customers!

With your help we’ll turn standard, functional retailing into an immersive fresh market experience – with the sights, smells, taste and service that brings to life the fabulous quality and exciting products we offer.

Come dig in and grow with our fun, friendly and driven team and make a mark on produce retailing in the UK. You’ll be at the cutting edge of exciting, delicious, market leading products that are stunning quality, exceptionally fresh, and always great value.

As Assistant Buyer you will manage category sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets, driving market share performance. Future proofing sourcing at M&S developing a procurement plan that is fit for purpose delivering fantastic quality. Working as part of a cross functional team of experts to delivery category objectives.

Drawing on your experience you’ll demonstrate an understanding of financial risks and identify opportunities. You’ll confidently build relationships with suppliers working together to deliver the M&S strategy.

Apply if you have;

  • Commercial experience within the food industry, with real passion for food.
  • A proven track record of being able to analyse and interpret market and customer data to inform commercial decisions
  • Good reporting skills with the ability to manage and organise data
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), able to communicate effectively to influence and articulate complex technical information to regional and present briefs confidently
  • Strong Microsoft skills - Word / PowerPoint / Excel etc.

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk smart/flexible working.  We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or by email recruitment.online@marksandspencer.com so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

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