Senior Buyer

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
12 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are searching for an experienced and talented Buyer to manage our wholesale product range responsible for purchases in excess of £30m. Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain you will be responsible for supplier relationships, range selection, negotiation, purchasing and continuing to improve upon high levels of customer fulfilment.

We are market leading, universally respected and agile. A consistently profitable business established for over 45 years that continues to invest in growth. We enjoy strong trading partnerships with national and independent businesses throughout the UK.

We employ over 150 focused people at our Nottingham office and across 5 depots nationally and together we have consistently generated revenues in excess of £40m.

We offer retailers over 12,000 SKUs across the food, accessories, healthcare and aquatic product areas. Within this range the company also has a number of successful "in-house" brands and exclusive distribution agreements.

Direct Responsibilities:
- Maintain and build strong relationships with our supply base, based on trust
- Identifying products and suppliers to source the best ranges
- Negotiate best terms
- Develop and maintain SLAs and KPIs
- Maintain SAP ERP system and forecasting, then purchase against agreed targets
- Keep up to date with the market across all our categories
- Manage supplier promotional activity and effectiveness

Skills and experience:
- Proven experience in a Senior Buyer / Purchasing role in FMCG ideally in an SME environment
- Able to build great relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers
- Excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
- Analytical, numerically astute with excellent problem-solving abilities
- Commercial and financial awareness
- Flexible with both UK and international travel
- Knowledge of SAP (beneficial)

What else is important?

Our five values run through all that we do so we'll expect they also work for you

Love our customers: Our business is built on customer satisfaction and loyalty

Do the right thing: Reputation is built on integrity which we uphold at all cost

Own it: We will act upon every opportunity to improve the customer experience

Win as a team: We achieve better results and are more agile when we work together

Be your best: We continuously strive to be the best we can

If you are an ambitious, commercially aware and personable Senior Buyer, with a hands-on approach and want to work within an award-winning business then contact us.

Competitive salary + bonus + car + pension scheme + private healthcare.