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Majestic appoints former Sainsbury’s buyer

Published:  14 August, 2017

Majestic has appointed former Sainsbury’s and Oddbins buyer Julie Buckley as senior buyer.

Buckley, who joined the Majestic wine buying team this month, has taken on the responsibility of some of the retailer’s bestselling categories as part of her new role, managing New Zealand, Spain and Burgundy.

Bringing more that 10 years wine buying experience for some of the UK’s biggest retailers, Buckley had been recruited to add her “intuitive and structured approach to sourcing”, said Majestic, adding her eight years at Oddbins and seven at Sainsbury’s made her the “ideal candidate” for the job.

“There’s nothing Julie doesn’t know about Spanish wine - this will be her third senior position buying the category,” said buying & merchandising director, Richard Weaver.

In addition, Buckley had a proven track record in own label and parcel buying – areas Majestic has highlighted a move towards.

At the same time, Majestic annonced the promotion of Joe Aylmer from buying assistant to buyer, taking responsibility for South America, the Rhône, Portugal, fortified wines and wine magnums.