Fresh Food Buyer
A HND or degree in an appropriate subject is the usual qualification. An appropriate subject could include agriculture, horticulture, food technology. Plus experience in a buying capacity.
- Commercial awareness
- Maintain purchase orders
- Visit a supplier, check the produce and safety and health standards.
- Check stock levels and re-order if necessary.
- Team meetings to discuss products
- Negotiate supply costs
- Check produce on display
Working Hours, Patterns and Environment
Mainly in an office with visits to suppliers.
Promotion ladder available from trainee buyer to senior buyer. Professional development courses usually available in big companies.