Global Buying Director Retail
E-Commerce - Retail - FMCG / Consumer Goods

Job Title: 
Global Buying Director Retail
Job Type: 
Job sector: 
FMCG / Consumer Goods
North West
Base Salary: 
Executive Package
About this position: 

Our client is a leading UK Variety Retailer Group. Due to continued growth and a period of major transformation, they are looking to appoint a Global Buying Director to oversee all key categories.

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will design and deliver a growth strategy with full strategic autonomy.


  • You will work closely alongside suppliers and peers to ensure that group profit and market share growth targets are achieved and exceeded.


  • Predominantly operating in a branded environment, you will be a key member of the trading team as they expand into new private label markets.


  • You will develop a strategy that harmonises the Group’s several buying functions and creates a consistent approach on a global scale.
The Person: 
  • Of graduate calibre, you have the ability to prove that you can significantly increase revenues and profitability within the UK retail sector, preferably from a Variety Retailer background.


  • You will be an experienced leader with the gravitas to mentor and develop a multifunctional team with several direct reports.


  • You will have strong communication skills and the ability to assess current and potential market/category trends to ensure that group-wide targets are achieved and exceeded.


  • You will be capable of creating lasting mutually beneficial relationships with a global supplier base.