Food Buyer / Head of Retail

Role:                    Food Buyer / Head of Retail

Location:             Nr Otley, North Yorkshire

Salary:                 Circa £35’000 - £40’000 plus KPI driven bonus 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Food Buyer, Assistant Food Buyer or Store Manager, General Manager or Head of Retail ready for their first appointment to lead a retail team and buying function to further develop an aspirational fresh and dry farm store.

We are focusing our search for a Food Buyer or strong Store Manager who has a huge passion for artisan food products aimed at a discerning customer.

You need to have your finger on the pulse. It is essential you have a passion for buying and procurement plus the commercial attributes to identify opportunities and maximise the stock potential. Alongside this you would be leading a Store Manager and their team to deliver and outstanding experience to the customer.

We need you to have the ability to jump on board, bringing with you some key buying and retailing skills coupled with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Creative eye to create statements and food stories.
  • Food Retail or Food Buying experience is essential.
  • Identify new products, ranges and additional lines for the store.
  • Managing supplier relationships with a keen eye on cost control.
  • Focus to ensure the retail site is maximising £ per sq.
  • Focus on top line growth with an impact on the bottom line.
  • Ability to think on your feet, devising new initiatives and products to maximise sales.
  • Ability to oversee and lead both the operational and commercial arms of the retail business.
  • Have natural passion, energy and drive.
  • Absolutely ‘love’ what you do.
  • Ownership of the operation your lead.
  • 100% hands on approach.
  • Strength of character to work in an entrepreneurial environment.
A rare opportunity where you can certainly make your mark as a Head of Retail.

This opportunity has ‘headroom’ to develop into a Site Manager role…it is key that you have a passion to develop your own skills and a keen eye for progression.

About us... 

2021 sees Discover Retail celebrate our 16th year of business. We have built our foundations on long-standing relationships. It is our attention to detail, coupled with passion, perseverance and plain old hard work that really gives us our focus and dedication to succeed. 

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