Graduate Head Office - Food Buyer - 2017-18
Get ready for the largest shopping list you’ve ever seen when you join our Buying team of foodie fanatics.
Head Office (London)
18-24 months’ training
About the programme
M&S is synonymous with high-quality food. And our stores are famous for being the first to stock the latest, mouth-watering products; products like the runny Scotch egg, red bananas and orange wine – not to mention firm favourites such as Percy Pigs.
So when you join our Food Buyer programme, get ready for the largest shopping list you’ve ever seen. You’ll be part of our first-class team of food fanatics, scouring the land for everything from the choicest cuts of meat to best breads and most decadent desserts.
One of our select shoppers, you’ll help decide what goes on our shelves and sends sales soaring. We’ll teach you everything there is to know about driving market share through strategic buying and cost negotiation – all while helping you develop the skills to grow your career the way you want. In between identifying sales trends and spotting new buying opportunities, you’ll work closely with our Food Technology and Development teams to keep our stores stocked with the finest and most trusted food the high street has to offer, plus you’ll get to work closely with both our suppliers and manufacturers.
It’s an exciting role, and one that will see you building our food ranges of the future.
Although some food or retail experience would definitely help, it’s not essential. More important will be your analytical skills, commercial focus and talent for spotting a taste trend.