Marks & Spencer - Food Buyer – Graduate Programme

Salary: £23,500 plus benefits
Location: London
Start date: Sep-2017
Sectors: Retail, Food & Drink & Catering, Buying & Merchandising

Duration: 18 - 24 months' training

Food Buyer Graduate Programme

Our innovative approach to food means this area of our business has always been a huge success story. Our customers have come to expect the best and that's precisely what you'll learn all about delivering on our Food Buyer Graduate Programme.

About the Programme

This is your chance to create imaginatively conceived dishes, made from the finest ingredients, for millions of customers. We'll refine your skills to become one of our select buyers. This means 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.

Driving sales, identifying trends and spotting new buying opportunities all go hand-in-hand in this role. You'll also work closely with our Food Technology and Development teams to keep our stores stocked with the best food on the high street. Working collaboratively with our suppliers and manufacturers, you'll be responsible for building inspirational food ranges that meet our high standards.

About you

This role is about striking a balance between impeccable taste and commercial considerations. So you'll need to combine a passion for food with outstanding negotiation skills, analytical insight and a head for business.