Group Head Buyer - FMCG Drinks

£45k per year + Bonus
04 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Sarah Lazenby

Group Head Buyer -FMCG Drinks

Wine, Spirits & Beer


£45,000 + Benefits

My client is the Uk’s leading online drinks vendor, with next day delivery, they stock the best drinks at the best prices.

They are looking for a Group Head Buyer, who is entrepreneurial, creative and fun and able to build and maintain strong and sustainable relationships with customers, to develop growth of their Drinks portfolio. You Will oversee buying; have grey market contacts and experience, deal with supplier relationships; buy for their trade business and B2C business; spirits, beer, wine (volume not vintage), fizz.   

You will maximise the long-term profitability of products, (Wine, Spirits, Beer, fizz) whilst achieving budgeted income & term targets.

You will maintain and grow long-standing supplier relationships and develop new opportunities at a competitive price. You will take the lead in negotiating commercial and contractual terms for nationally.

The role

  • Previous experience in a similar role across Wine, Spirits & Beer
  • Oversee buying and grey market contacts for trade and B2C business
  • Oversee supplier relationships
  • Experience in a fast-paced and high volume business
  • Ability to target and deliver significant cost savings
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Strong organisation skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • You must be able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for financial acumen in managing your budgets.
  • Purchasing experience is essential within the FMCG drinks sector


  • Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, with a collaborate approach
  • ‘Hands-on’ self-starter and must have excellent proven influencing and negotiating skills in managing product costs and income generation
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for financial acumen in managing your budgets.
  • Group purchasing experience is essential in the drinks industry across Spirits, Wine & beer


If you wish to find out more about this role then pop me across your CV and if you are suitable for the role – I will be in touch! / 02077902666

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