We are on the hunt for a new Buyer to join our team at Beer Hawk HQ!

Join our team - Beer Buyer!

Beer Hawk is the UK’s leading online retailer of speciality beers and ales, based in Wetherby, North Yorkshire. Our mission is to inspire everyone to discover their new favourite beer, and we pride ourselves on how well we deliver the world’s best beer to thirsty homes all across Britain.

We launched in summer 2012 and after six exceptional years of growth we’re now on target for a record year in 2019! There are now just over 50 Beer-Hawkers all trying to help put brilliant beer in every fridge. We’re held together by our four core values: we’re down to earth, we always make it better; we get on with it; and we give a shit.

Beer Hawk was acquired by ZX Ventures in 2016 – a global disruptive growth group, incubator and venture capital team backed by one of the largest multinational companies in the world, Anheuser-Busch InBev. In our opinion, this exceptional global backing gives us the best of both worlds: a northern E-Commerce start-up with global insight and potential career progression. We’re now rapidly recruiting amazing people to help deliver our ambitious future growth plans.

The Role

Our mission is to hunt out the World’s best beer. The job involves leading a category (or categories) to deliver against our core KPIs for the business. This includes range selection and rotation, managing supplier relationships, managing stock inventory and depletion, developing new products and categories. All this will lead us to our revenue and profitability goals for the year. The role entails both strategic planning and generating ideas and new categories/brands which will unlock our huge aspirations for growth.

Reporting to Hayley Lambden, Head of Buying, the key responsibilities include:

  • Owning the KPIs for the category
  • Selecting appropriate range, negotiating pricing, agreeing activity plans and promotions
  • Full P&L responsibility, improving profitability on the range, and managing mix
  • Leading product development of new lines, including gifting
  • Owning the supplier relationships, including bringing in new ones
  • As we run a small business you need to be willing to “roll your sleeves up” and perform any other duties required to make Beer Hawk a success

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Ability to work autonomously with huge appetite for growth
  • A great communicator, working multi-functionally
  • Highly numerate and commercial, with previous P&L ownership essential
  • Supplier relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Beer/homebrew knowledge (or willingness to learn very quickly!)
  • Occasional travel will be required

Salary band: Competitive, depending on experience

Location: Wetherby, North Yorkshire

Contact: Hayley Lambden

Job type: Permanent 

Date posted: 01/03/2019

Start date: ASAP

If this sounds like the perfect job for you then we'd love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and Cover Letter to: hayley@beerhawk.co.uk