Buyer *New Offices + Career Progression available*

  • Location
    Ashford, Kent
  • Category
    Purchasing - Buyer
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 30000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Job Title: Buyer (New offices + Career progression available)

Location: Ashford, office based + 1 day WFH once you have completed your 3 month probationary period

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

Salary: £28k - £30k

We are currently recruiting for an interesting FMCG company in Ashford who are moving to offices 10 times the size of their current premises due to expansion. You'll be working as part of a team of 15 with 1 Assistant Buyer in your department department.

Your key duties and responsibilities would be:

  • Manage the procurement of pre-agreed products to deliver budgeted margin and KPI's

  • Negotiating both short-term and long-term purchasing agreements with suppliers (They have 200 suppliers they deal with but mainly speak 50 regularly)

  • Achieve pre-determined profit, service and stock KPI's aligned with company expectations

  • Monitoring and attaining end of year Over Rider agreements

  • Monitor and report on both company and industry performance

  • Managing a specified product range with ability to identify trends

  • Pro-actively seek out areas of opportunity through supplier base

  • Work closely with sales team to drive product range and sales to deliver company KPI's

  • Supervise and develop a Buying Assistant

Skills and experience required for this position:

  • Purchasing experience, ideally gained within an FMCG environment

  • Experience of supplier relationship management

  • Supervisory/coaching experience is highly desirable

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to create detailed reports

Key skills:

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and you have all of the above skills and experience then please apply today.

Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant) will call you within 48 hours to discuss the position in further detail with you if you match the requirements for the job.

We look forward to your application.

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