Junior Buyer

Ref No. BHN523068
Location Iver, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Introduction

We are looking for an experienced Junior Buyer who is looking for their next career challenge, working for a fast paced growing wholesaler based in Iver, Bucks.

Important

2-3 years buying experience within retail or FMCG environment

The Job

We are looking for an experienced Junior Buyer who is looking for their next career challenge, working for a fast paced growing wholesaler based in Iver, Bucks

Working as part of a small buying team this is an extremely varied role, reporting directly to the Commercial Director. We need a confident negotiator who will be able to form strong and long-lasting relationships with our suppliers. You will be responsible for creating short and long-term forecasts for procurement and costings of our products.

Key Responsibilities:
· Develop comprehensive understanding of the products supply chain
· Analyse market trends and apply knowledge to make insightful buying decisions
· Build relationships with suppliers & tailor negotiations to suit their ways of working
· Negotiating to ensure best prices for items and delivery in satisfactory time
· Monitoring shipments, deliveries, chasing suppliers to ensure timely receipt
· Maintaining stock levels and identifying the need for replenishment
· Carrying out weekly sales analysis to deliver buying proposals
· Attending buying meetings with UK and overseas suppliers to negotiate purchases
· Adhering to purchasing budgets and identifying potential cash flow issues
· Independently identifying and acting upon stocklists and offers
· Effectively run ad hoc buying reports as necessary to assist with purchasing analysis
· Building relationships with other departments to ensure constant communication and efficiency
· Assisting the Buyer with the training and supervision of junior members of the team
· Being proactive in managing own development - identifying potential areas for improvement and seeking the necessary tools to maximise learning potential



The ideal candidate will have:
· Strong negotiation skills
· High levels of attention to detail
· The ability to manage multiple tasks and work to tight deadlines
· Confident decision making skills
· Commercial Awareness
· Strong Microsoft Office skills including advanced Excel
· Experience of Sage desirable
· Knowledge of supply chains
· Proven experience as a Junior Buyer
· A keen interest for the industry
· A background working in small, FMCG and wholesale businesses

Benefits:
· Holiday allowance that increases with service
· Pension scheme
· Free parking
· Employee discounts on products
· Free snacks and drinks
· Flexible working
· WFH 1-2 days a week (after probation)
Reference ID: Junior Buyer
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £27,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Commission pay


Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
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