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7 months ago
Iceland
Basic Salary: Competitive + bonus + company car
Location: Deeside
Job type: Permanent
Category: Business Development Jobs
Ref
19522
Category
Buying/Packaging
Location
Head Office, Deeside
Contract type
Permanent - Full time
Salary
Competitive + bonus + company car
Description

Think of Iceland and you think of frozen food. And rightly so – it’s been the driving force behind our brand for 46 years. But did you know that we’re also the most innovative food retailer in the UK operating across chilled and ambient categories too, and the winner of multiple awards for our products, service and the way we treat our employees?

We’re looking for ambitious Buyers, at a variety of levels and working across a wide range of product categories. In every role, you’ll develop value-added, branded and own-label products, ensuring that we always offer our customers the highest quality and the greatest value.

Buyers at Iceland have the freedom and autonomy to succeed. From the outset, you’ll think quickly and act decisively. You’ll build strong relationships with suppliers, implement the category strategy to maximise sales and improve margins. The credibility to influence at a very senior level in retail is vital. You’ll be able to act as a role model for others in the team, ensuring that we keep one step ahead of retail trends, competitor activities and consumer demands.

A proven track record in delivering and maintaining a distinct point of difference across your category is essential. You must have the experience to review suppliers, introduce new sources and negotiate trading terms. Your Buying experience will give you the knowledge to oversee supply, ensure continuity and product availability. A background in a complex, constantly changing food retail environment would be ideal.

Iceland’s one of the fastest-moving, fastest growing food retailers around and we’ve now set our sights on expanding our new concept stores even further. This growth will create lots of exciting new challenges and future career opportunities – but no matter how much we grow, we will always be a business with integrity and a brand that customers trust.

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