Buying Analyst

Atherstone, Warwickshire
23 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
Our buying teams - if it's possible - have to move even quicker than the rest of the business.

And they have to keep ahead of our customers too: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. As a Buying Analyst you will bring your experience of the grocery retail industry to deep dive into market data, and provide high level insight to senior management and the buying teams to deliver competitive advantage. Your recommendations and ideas will help shape department strategies to maintain our success.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed. And to keep on top of that wave, our buying teams have to do something pretty special to keep our customers coming back for more.

Product Technologists - 12 months contracts

We now looking for Product Technologists, specialising in Food or Non-Food, to join our Quality Assurance department based at our Corporate Head Office in Atherstone.

Supporting the Buying teams with development of new and existing products, the Product Technologists ensure compliance to all policies and customer expectations.

Responsibilities will include:

• Participating in sampling and providing feedback as part of product evaluation
• Providing process and improvement ideas for new product development with the Buying team
• Acting as an advisor for product quality, corporate responsibility and technical requirements, alongside the QA and CR department and TSP
• Liaising with Buying Directors across relevant commodity groups to drive opportunities for quality improvements
• Working with the Buying teams and suppliers to develop new products and improve existing products using defined procedures and tools
• Conducting quality assessments of products and overseeing quality management throughout the product development life-cycle
• Communicating with all key stakeholders in the process
• Providing a link between the technical service provider and the supplier to facilitate collaborative working
• Completing technical projects and reports as defined by the Buying teams

Minimum requirements:

• Educated to A Level or equivalent
• Relevant experience within Food Manufacturing OR Core Non-Food industry experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrates attention to detail
• High levels of organisation
• Retailer Product Technologist experience is desirable
• Knowledge of quality management systems/product safety controls is desirable
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent presentation skills

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