CJ Lang & Son has recruited Robbie Moore as head of trading. His appointment follows the decision by the current trading director Richard Collins to leave the business on 1 October to move back to be with his family in Yorkshire.
Moore joins CJ Lang from Morrisons where he was wholesale buying manager. His role involved heading up core grocery for Morrisons Wholesale and the Morrisons Daily franchise. Before that, Moore was at Costcutter for seven years where he held the positions of head of commercial, category manager and buying assistant.
As head of trading at CJ Lang, Moore’s role will involve heading up the trading team, ensuring that budgeted wholesale trading for CJ Lang is maintained and developed in terms of volume, value and margins. He will also identify sales opportunities, promote maximum loyalty, and ensure that approved store development activities deliver added value.
Commenting on his appointment, CEO Colin McLean said: “We’re delighted to see Robbie joining our SPAR Scotland exec team where he will actively provide advice and input to the business and our members. He will be a great addition, encouraging and supporting the SPAR brand and standards of operation in SPAR retail stores.”
Moore added: “I am excited to take this role with CJ Lang. Operationally the trading team is in a very strong position and I look forward to building on its success.”
Moore was recognised as The Grocer’s Top New Talent Winner and Colleague of the Year in 2018 and has been acknowledged for his achievements with GroceryAid where he was until recently the co-chairman of the Northern network.
Tel: CJ Lang (01382) 512100
Published Date: September 9, 2021