Junior Buyer *Graduate opportunity + Career development*

  • Location
    Ashford, Kent
  • Category
    Purchasing - Assistant Buyer
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £20,000.00/Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

Job Title: Graduate opportunity Junior 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: £20k, reviewed after 3 months


We are currently recruiting for an interesting FMCG company in Ashford who are moving to offices 10 x 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 the department.


Full training will be provided and once trained your key duties and responsibilities would be:



  • Managing 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)

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

  • Monitoring and attaining end of year Over Rider agreements

  • Monitoring and reporting 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

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


Skills and experience required for this position:



  • A Business/Supply Chain related degree or equivalent

  • Some experience within Purchasing would be ideal but not essential

  • Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills


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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