If you are an experienced Retail Buyer with the ambition to progress your career in a fast moving, dynamic environment, my client is currently looking to expand its team and is seeking new Buying talent across their food categories. My client are a leading neighbourhood retailer serving the Convenience and Newsagent sectors with a strong national presence throughout the UK. Comprising over 1500 stores including over 1200 convenience stores, we are the second largest multiple convenience operator in the UK and we are still growing. They continue to grow we their partnership with Morrison?s which has seen us relaunch the much loved and trusted Safeway brand this really is a great time to join us. A Buying role with us is wide-ranging and will see you operating as a key decision maker, managing the category P&L, providing range selection, negotiating supplier terms, running a promotion programme as well as merchandising and category management. We are keen to hear from retail buyers with previous experience within a similar role. To succeed as a Buyer you must be capable of demonstrating experience and success in the following areas: Negotiation with suppliers to achieve the best value and range for customers Development and building of category ranges and new products Achievement of sales and margin in line with company targets Ongoing analysis of category activity Sound knowledge and awareness of marketplace/competitor activity. We are seeking candidates with the drive and initiative to source new suppliers and the ability and skills to negotiate and close lucrative deals. You must also be able to demonstrate: · Excellent analytical and proven negotiating skills · Strong commercial awareness · Well-honed verbal and written communication skills.