Luxury Food&Beverage Buyer

For an important company we are looking for a Luxury Food&Beverage Buyer.

The Luxury F&B Buyer ensures the satisfactory completion of F&B purchasing agreements and assists the Purchasing Manager in ensuring the best combination of quality, price and delivery ratio.


• Identifies and evaluates suppliers - communicates with them in order to achieve the best markets conditions;

• Sources F&B products for the Luxury vessels - follows Company guidelines and indications while liaising with the F&B purchasing team;

• Negotiates luxury F&B products worldwide and verifies delivery conditions with Logistics department;

• Analyses suppliers’ quotations and contract bids - verifies and negotiates contract terms, such as price, quality and delivery conditions;

• Manages and builds appropriate relationships with suppliers and develops strategic partnerships and projects;

• Keeps up to date with luxury F&B market trends, proactively suggests innovative solutions and products, and uses market research to strategically plan future purchases;

• Prepares reports and maintains accurate records;

• Proactively works with Logistics and Warehouse and coordinates delivery operations to the vessels.

QUALIFICATIONS (skills, competencies, experience)

• Previous experience in the role, minimum 5 years;

• Experience in the Luxury sector and comprehensive understanding of luxury strategic sourcing and market trends;

• Fluent English. Any additional language is an advantage;

• Good Excel skills, knowledge of procurement e-platforms is an advantage;

• Degree in Economics, Gastronomic Sciences, Procurement management, Business management;

• Strong ability to analyse and interpret quotation data and logistics options ;

• Very good negotiating & communication and skills;

• Ability to work as part of a team;

• Availability to travel.


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