Buying Director
Retail - FMCG / Consumer Goods

Job Title: 
Buying Director
Job Type: 
Job sector: 
FMCG / Consumer Goods
Base Salary: 
Base Salary: up to £120k & Full executive package Bonus: 30-50% personal bonus
Ref BDI/896/88
About this position: 

Our client is a British Retail Group with a rapidly growing UK & International presence. Due to such growth they have restructured the commercial leadership team and are looking to appoint a buying director to deliver a key category growth initiative.

The Role: 
  • Reporting to the regional Managing Director and a key member of the senior leadership team, you will design and deliver a buying strategy with complete strategic/ budgetary accountability over performance.


  • Will work closely alongside both UK and International suppliers to ensure profit and market share growth targets are achieved and will work closely alongside broader commercial functions during a period brand transformation.


  • Will lead and mentor a multifunctional team with 6 direct reports during a period of growth  and assist where required in the overall success of the business.
The Person: 
  • Degree educated with exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to prove you can significantly enhance commercial performance through the deployment of your buying strategy in a relevant retail and consumer centric environment.


  • Excellent communication skills with extensive experience creating long term collaborative relationships with suppliers. Experience designing category growth initiatives in both brand and Private label would be advantageous.


  • Will be keen to work in a growth environment where you can utilise both your buying and commercial skills to increase overall business performance.