• Building and delivering a category plan
  • Developing and delivering an annual sourcing plan
  • Working with insight, marketing and suppliers to build a compelling range
  • Representing the business commercially around the world.. Finding, developing and managing new suppliers
  • Operating your category in full compliance with the Grocery Suppliers Code of Practice (GSCOP)
  • Delivering our supplier promises (12 point charter) through continuously improving Supplier relationships and engagement with detailed supplier knowledge and regular factory / facility visits

Skills and Experience
  • An understanding of the global supply chain, supply chain optimisation, managing currency and commodity as an element of your cost base and driving buy for less initiatives
  • An understanding of promotional mechanics as well as store operations and the ability to derive value
  • A track record of negotiating with suppliers
  • The ability to create, plan, execute and deliver your category plans and create a compelling longer term vision for specified category(s) (up to 3 years)
  • Product Knowledge would be highly desirable    

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