Sainsbury's Bank

Senior Buyer - In Store Bakery


Holborn Store Support Centre



Contract Type

11 Month Fixed Term Contract


Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business


Job ID


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Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT

Job Description

Sainsbury’s Buying Teams ensure that we get the best products at the best prices to help us deliver quality and value to our customers. We’re a big, friendly team who negotiate with, and manage suppliers, identifying cost effective sourcing routes, and we aim to deliver on a mission that matters: Helping Everyone Eat Better. After all, customers are at the heart of everything we do. We have an exciting 11-month secondment opportunity as a Senior Buyer for In Store Bakery treats & Patisserie. A sizeable and exciting category within the Bakery team

The principal responsibility of the role is to execute the sourcing, selection and selling strategy and deliver the category shared objectives for the ISB treats & Patisserie buying area within the Business Unit framework set by the Category Manager and the Business Unit Director. You’ll demonstrate clear ability to deliver an optimised customer selling plan, as well as achieve best cost through effective negotiation, supplier management and identification of most cost-effective sourcing routes. You’ll also get to lead, manage and develop the Butter and Spreads Buyer as well as having continuous support with a dedicated Category Planning and Ranging team.

As a Senior Buyer you’ll:

  • Develop and execute a customer-focused, source and selection strategy
  • Identify and negotiate cost savings through brilliant supplier relationship management and understanding of the end-to-end supply chain
  • Implement Pricing, Promotional & Ranging strategies
  • Liaise with the Buying Manager and Category Manager to identify future commercial opportunities
  • Work with Supply Chain, Own Brand and Retail to drive the optimum product range
  • Deliver to business targets on sales, profit, value and range
  • Support the implementation of NPD (New Product Development)
  • Liaise with the Product Technologist/Developer in setting the quality criteria for products, ensuring the optimal balance between quality and price is maintained

Our Bakery Buying Team would love to see:

  • Previous buying experience (essential)
  • Know and understand the product, market and consumer
  • Experience of tender process
  • Knowledge of buying systems and processes
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Effective communication, networker and influencing skills
  • Brilliant prioritisation and organisation
  • Ability to spot issues, plan to mitigate risk with high levels of resilience
  • Experience to lead relevant cross functional projects through to delivery
  • Team leadership and talent development (desirable)

Why Sainsbury’s?

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

As well as a great work-life balance, lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, click here for more detail on our benefits: