Purchasing Manager (FOOD, UK and Imports) - Chinese Speaking

Are you a successful Mandarin or Cantonese speaker looking to take a step further in your career and manage a team of FMGC buyers? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

A leading family-run food retail specialist in London is urgently seeking a Purchasing Manager. The successful applicant will:

-Proactively manage purchasing team of 4 buyers
-Ensure delivery of sales and profit, in line with the agreed buying strategy
-Deliver a strong range, ensuring a company-wide commercial mix, identifying new brands and trends
-Engage in supplier negotiations, managing all aspects of buying to maximise the profit; margin, sell through, markdown and staffing
-Work across the business; with store managers and marketing, to drive sales and maximise opportunities
-Build strong supplier relationships to negotiate optimum terms. Develop partnerships with key suppliers to maximise commercial relationships
-Ensure KPIs including margins / markdowns and costs are in line with budget
-Agree selling prices in line with the market, company policy and agreed price points with line manager
-Implement and suggest strategies for Purchasing Department
-Analyse reports
-Manage immediate reports and submit reports and analyses.

Profile and skills required:

-Interest in food
-Numerate with good analytical skills
-Brand building experience
-Good knowledge of local and market trends
-Current/relevant product and market awareness
-Good negotiating and communication skills.
-Able to make logical decisions under pressure
-Able to manage time well to prioritise multiple workstreams / objectives
-Good financial awareness and acumen
-Innovative and uses initiative
-Good working knowledge of excel
-Over 3 years' experience in a buying team or similar
-Good English verbal and written skills
-Chinese speaking (Mandarin or Cantonese)

If this feels like the opportunity you are looking for and your experience and skills match the above then click "Apply" or call/e-mail Ben Sanchez for more information: b.sanchez@eurolondon.com / 0207 029 3799.

Thank you for applying to Euro London Appointments, the UK's largest independent language consultancy. We aim to respond as promptly as possible to your application, however, due to the high level of CVs we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our client's requirements. To enquire about other vacancies please visit our website at www.eurolondon.com



Ben Sanchez

Team: Sales & Marketing

I specialise in: Recruiting for Sales & Marketing positions

I speak: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

About me: My academic background is in Psychology and after teaching and doing research on Language Acquisition I worked in several other areas including Sales. I am passionate about travelling, people, languages and skiing.

Fun fact: I also worked as a ski instructor!