Marks and Spencer

Job Role: Food Buyer

Company Info:

Shopping for career options? You may have just found everything you're looking for in one store.

At M&S, we now welcome over 33 million customers through our doors and over 3.6 million people to our website every single week. We're developing new channels and expanding into new markets, creating more opportunities all the time. As our business continues to grow, we need talent like yours to help Britain's best-loved retail brand achieve even greater success.

Discover a diverse range of friendly, supportive people who all share an infectious enthusiasm for what they do. Take a look at our careers on offer and discover the opportunities that await you. There's never been a better time to say yes to M&S.

Job Description:

The food. Mmmm. If there’s one department in M&S which gets everyone’s vote every time, this is it. As creative as they are fresh, our famous stores have become synonymous with deliciously innovative products. The fan base for our food is as far-reaching as our sources – this is shopping on a global scale!

Get ready for the largest shopping list you’ve ever seen when you join our first-class team of foodie fanatics, scouring the land for all sorts of things, including the choicest cuts of meat, best breads and most decadent desserts.

You’ll get more than a taste of what makes the M&S menu such an exciting prospect for millions of loyal customers. As a Graduate Food Buyer, you’ll be one of our select shoppers who decides what hits our shelves and sends sales (and appetites) soaring. We’ll teach you everything there is to know about driving market share through strategic buying and cost negotiation – all while helping you develop the skills to grow your career the way you want.

In between identifying sales trends and spotting new buying opportunities, you’ll work closely with our Food Technology and Development teams to keep our stores stocked with the finest and most trusted food the high street has to offer, plus get to work closely with both our suppliers and manufacturers.. It’s an exciting role, and one that will see you building our food ranges of the future.

Although some food or retail experience would definitely help, it’s not essential. More important will be your analytical skills, commercial focus and talent for tickling customers’ taste buds with the great deals you help create.

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