Trading Assistant – Ambient Catering


Job ref: 12462

Job Type: Trading

Location: Ballymun, Dublin 11

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Trading Assistant - Ambient Catering

Musgrave is Ireland`s leading food retail and wholesale company. 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 & Honest Coffee, La Rousse Foods and Drinks Inc. Our values are long-term stable relationships, achievement, not being greedy, honest, and working hard. 


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Advise pricing office of all price & product file related changes
         Product Pricing
         Product Details
         Supplier Details
  • List New Supplier, Lines & Communicate details to SBU & Branches.
  • Gather promotional details & input onto MIPS as directed by the Trading Manager.
  • Co ordinate the communication of promotional activity to branches.
  • Help resolve supplier/branch/accounts queries.
  • Administration and timely resolution of all FTMR queries relevant to the Super category
  • Prepare required financial information in advance of supplier meeting
  • Prepare & communicate weekly Super category performance measurements.
         Sales & Margin performance
         Super category supplier service level
  • Review service levels on a weekly basis to assess performance issues and take appropriate action to resolve
  • Investigate and resolve supplier credit claims via MBS
  • Handle day to day queries with suppliers, sales teams and branches.
  • Collate information for supplier cost increases
  • Administration to cover all Super Category activities and developments
  • Support Project work as required e.g. Seasonal, Range rationalisation or any other projects that the business may require
  • Management of Team Diaries weekly

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Minimum 2 years administration Skills
  • Good level of numeracy skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Interpersonal & Communications Skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to adapt to a varied workload and dependable
  • Excellent PC Skills (Advanced Excel, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint)
  • Supplier Management (prioritizing MWP needs)
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • A Team Player who thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Relevant third level qualification


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