Assistant Trading Manager


Job ref: 11408

Job Type: Trading

Location: Ballymun, Dublin 11

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: 13 July 2020

Assistant Trading Manager

Musgrave is Ireland`s leading food retail and wholesale company. With more than 140 years of food and retail leadership behind us, today we`re building and developing market-leading brands that will deliver a prosperous future for ourselves, our people and our partners. Our retail brands include SuperValu, Centra, Daybreak, and Mace in Northern Ireland. In addition, Musgrave MarketPlace is Ireland`s leading wholesale supplier to retail, foodservice and SMEs. We are continuously changing and expanding our brand portfolio, with more recent brands including Frank and Honest Coffee, La Rousse Foods, and Chipmongers.

To take ownership for the sales, margin and cash profit of a given product area to an allocated budget with the support of your CM. Implement Retail business development plans incorporating range, price, promotion and supply chain across the Musgrave Marketplace, Daybreak, Day Today, SME and Independent brands.

  • Assess market and competitor trends in your product area and develop a range to capitalize on/counteract trends. Work with category planning team to conduct range reviews, decide on optimum ranges for the business and planograms for C&C`s.
  • Review competitor price positioning. Assess current pricing and margin performance. Maximize retailer margins and competitive position within the market
  • Plan events and promotions as per event calendar and brief, communicate to suppliers and review proposals to ensure they meet stated criteria. Brief suppliers on promotional requirements, review proposals and negotiate improvements to offers. Review the promotional P&L on PAT. Conduct post promotional analysis.
  • Plan and co-ordinate range of seasonal products to maximize sales and margin opportunity. Ensure range and price relevant to consumer demands including NPD.
  • Ensure that the product and price file is continuously and accurately maintained. Ensure Right First Time with all admin including promotional offers and flyers.
  • Work with the supply chain team and the supplier base to ensure availability products to customers. Ensure that cash and carry inbound service levels are on target
  • Develop JBP plans for key suppliers within your D-groups. Involvement in and conclusion of annual terms negotiations with key suppliers (AP&A, BFL and LTA). Able to plan to a sufficiently high level prior to any supplier meeting and to follow up on opportunities discussed. Able to cope well in all supplier situations, able to manage difficult conversations and situations with the supplier base in a mature way to the benefit of MWP.
  • Support the business units by making regular site visits. Support the brands through development of working relationship with the sales teams and the key customers. Concerned about the customer and able to understand what effect actions taken by you will ultimately have on them.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

Education & Experience

  • Min. 2 years` experience working within a Trading/ Buying environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) & Outlook skills
  • 3rdlevel business related degree
  • Strong commercial acumen with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very high level of accuracy with demonstrable right first-time ethos
  • Ability to understand how actions taken across the business affect sales and margin performance of the category.
  • Excellent attention to detail; passionate about getting all projects right first time.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and differentiate between urgent and important tasks

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