Overview

Reference Number: JO-2406-535903
Vendor Manager
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Central London / West End

Vendor Manager 

9 Month Contract

£180.00 – £211.92 Daily

A multinational, global shipping company is creating a portfolio of private brands in consumer goods across a wide range of categories and quality tiers. We are looking for a Vendor Manager to drive Private Brand sourcing & scaling initiatives within private label product categories for the Fresh business, covering both physical stores and online. The Vendor Manager will engage directly with multiple internal teams to ensure we have the right selection and vendor proposition for PB’s long-term success. The Vendor Manager will utilize a wide range of skills and work across major functional areas such as category management, pricing, inventory management, supply chain, marketing, and finance to drive the performance of selection and strategic vendor partners. The Vendor Manager will support wider Fresh Private Brands initiatives around selection expansion, vendor negotiations and engagement etc.

Key job responsibilities

• Act as the business owner for their categories, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact business

• Have a thorough understanding of seasonality and global trends/events, and continually monitor competitor/industry developments

• Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders, while meeting tight deadlines

• Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability goals.

• Owning forecasting, monitoring, understanding and reporting on vendor, along with responsibility for driving strategic supply chain projects and promotions to achieve business objectives

Requirements

The ideal candidate would have 2 years experience within a buying role.

Grocery experience is preferred but not essential.  

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