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Role: Category Buyer
Employment Type: 6 Month FTC
Location: London (Our London HQ is the primary location for this role however we are open to remote working as well as working at our Fulfilment Centre in Spalding)
We are looking for a Category Buyer to join us on a 6 month FTC to help us land key Commercial projects in our busiest year so far. Over the next 9 months we'll be launching 2 additional fulfilment centres which require supplier engagement & planning.
Develop a deep understanding of our customer, product and supply chain; so you can source high quality ingredients at the best price
Execute the category strategy alongside the Category Lead
Ensure we have the latest insight into product quality and availability, allowing us to plan ahead
Regularly visit our suppliers and conduct performance reviews
Using your analytical skills build an understanding of true 'cost to serve' for each ingredient within your category
Monitor supplier and new ingredient performance post launch to ensure we hit agreed targets and internal SLAs
Build robust supply contingency plans with our suppliers, championing the Gousto customer & future growth
Own cost price management, negotiating agreements that deliver our financial plan
Assess supplier proposals against a balanced scorecard
Work closely with Technical, Operations and Planning to ensure our ingredients arrive with the customer in optimal condition
Where appropriate, own with Food proposition a sourcing calendar to maximise seasonal benefits, provenance and cost
Continually evaluate customer communications with the Customer Care and Food development team to refine and optimise the ingredient catalogue
Who you are:
Experience in food sourcing preferably ambient/grocery ingredients
Delivered commercial results with outstanding quality
A passion for interesting challenges and a desire to imagine and deliver a better way
The ability to work efficiently, effectively and to drive change collaboratively
Obsessed with Quality
Deep commercial acumen
Strong communication & relationship building skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Strong attention to detail
Highly organised and excited to work in a fast-paced environment
Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture
embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone
belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.