Job Details

  • Reference No.LW/1428
  • DepartmentGroup Commercial
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationSlough
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toDavid Kinder
  • Closing Date24/07/2017 12:00 am
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Buyer – Slough

Group Commercial is a core central function within Bidfood, responsible for maximising the long-term profitability of a specified category of products, whilst achieving budgeted income & term targets. To ensure that Bidfood remains highly competitive in terms of a competitive position and establishing successful supplier partnerships. Above all the Buyer will work towards delivering the overall Group Commercial strategy & plans which ultimately drives excellence in customer service and the companies overalls sales & profit targets.

The departments philosophy is to recruit high calibre individuals who are entrepreneurial, commercially astute and multi-skilled with the energy and drive to ensure purchasing strategies are well negotiated and implemented.

You will be a ‘hands-on’ self-starter and must have excellent proven influencing and negotiating skills in managing product costs and income generation as well as the ability to develop, manage and implement category plans.

As a Buyer your role will be to manage your supplier relationships and maximise the long term profitability of specified categories whilst achieving your short & long term budgeted targets.

You must be able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and above all be able to multi task in a timely and efficient manner. You will also be required to demonstrate an aptitude for financial acumen in managing your budgets. Purchasing experience is essential, preferably within the Foodservice/ Wholesale sector. A full driving licence & the willingness to travel are also pre-requisites.


Car, pension, 25 days holiday pa, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident scheme, employee discounts.


To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference LW/1428 to: David Kinder, Bidfood, Head of Food, Group Commercial, Leigh Road, Slough SL1 4BD. Or email to:

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