Head Meat Buyer

Company: J C Rook & Sons Ltd
Location: Kent
Salary: £40,000 a year
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An excellent opportunity exists to become part of a small but growing and passionate team. The Company is a long established manufacturer, distributor and retailer of award winning produce to the catering, wholesale and retail food sector. We are dedicated to the development of our people with the opportunity to be part of a high level decision making team to execute our 5 year growth strategy.

The purpose of your role as Meat Buyer is to continue and define a broad product range that embraces quality, provenance, sustainability and high welfare. Your proactive and innovative efforts will contribute to the organisation’s target gross margin levels brought to life across several emerging sales channels.

Reporting directly to the board, you will head the entire meat and food buying category where you will own cost prices and influence retail prices. You will liaise with and coach a number of managers, stay abreast of market trends and ensure the range remains innovative and aspirational. The role is Monday to Friday based in Kent, but elements of working from home, UK and international travel will be expected.

You will possess a strong purchasing track record within the meat industry ideally with a minimum of five years’ experience. You will have a deep understanding of the fast pace and proactive nature of the industry with the ability to adapt and monitor such.

You will have a good working knowledge of purchasing, category management and stock control procedure together with excellent food industry market knowledge and negotiation skills. A current driving licence is required due to supplier and partner visits within the UK.

We offer a highly competitive salary and package dependent upon experience.

If you wish to become part of a progressive team and represent a significant contribution to this exciting time of growth please submit your CV to us.


Send Your CV to: careers@rooksonline.co.uk
Or in writing to:
86 Sweyn Road, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 2DD

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