My client is a leading award winning, independently owned food business of ambient products, with an international supply base in over 20 countries.
The Buyer will be working in a small team and be responsible for undertaking all activities relating to sourcing individual products. You will take a pro-active role in the company and will at times be expected to support the sales team in their commercial negotiations with the customer base.
Responsibilities to include:
- Develop and maintain commercial relationships with all existing and new suppliers.
- Liaise with key suppliers to keep up with their latest products.
- Maintain expert knowledge of assigned product groups including industry trends, economic factors, supply chain security issues and key suppliers for each product group.
- Assist with sourcing and the tender submissions for customers.
- Manage product supply to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels.
- Support Sales, Technical, Supply Chain and suppliers regarding New Product Development.
- Collaborate with the Technical Team on supplier quality issues and quality monitoring to include resolving problems at supplier sites.
- Research the market and/or new markets as required in order to extend and improve the company’s product ranges
Qualifications & Competencies
- 2.1 or above in a relevant business degree (Industrial year desirable)
- Second language useful preferably Spanish or French
- Confident with strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).
- Candidates must have 12 months retail buying experience within a retail environment.
- “Can do” attitude
- Dynamic and determined with a passion for what they do
- Result driven
- Interest in FMCGs and the food industry
Indicative Salary Range: £40000 - 45000
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