Inverarity Morton

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in 2024? Inverarity Morton is currently recruiting for an experienced Category Buyer to deliver profitability in our growing Beer and Soft Drinks portfolio categories. Reporting to Moira Swan – Senior Drinks Buyer, we are currently seeking applications for this role.

Key Personal Skills

  • Passionate about beers, soft drinks, and the on-trade drinks industry.
  • Proven track record of negotiation and category delivery.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, and customers.
  • You will be a key ambassador for our business, promoting IM’s story to the Scottish on-trade, engaging them with your passion, expertise, and credibility.

Essential Experience

  • Previous experience in a buying role, managing suppliers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Knowledge of beers and soft drinks. WSET qualifications are desirable, but a willingness to learn & develop within the role is essential.
  • Strong analytical skills to ensure you can analyse supplier and brand performance and identify trends and opportunities to drive profitability.
  • Planning and organisational skills to enable execution of events to boost product knowledge and impact sales.
  • IT competency with strong working knowledge of Excel.
  • Developed negotiation skills in a commercial environment.
  • Using social media to remain connected and up to date with your suppliers and the industry.

Working Environment

  • Travel and nights away are part of the job.
  • Attendance at trade events as and when required.
  • Working predominately from the IM office in Glasgow
  • Driving licence and willingness to travel is also essential.
  • Resilience under pressure and an ability to manage priorities in a role which isn’t ‘9am-5pm’

Success Measures

  • Achieve profitability and range of targets with both existing and new suppliers.
  • Working in close partnership with the IM Sales & Finance teams.
  • Working with our business ethos. Passionate, Dependable, Friendly, Professional.

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