jonitson recruitment
Redhill, Surrey
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Buyer - £35,000

We are currently seeking a buyer for a leading provider of Ambient products in the UK. This is an opportunity for a bright and driven individual to join a leading award winning, independently owned food business, with an international supply base in over 20 countries. The ideal candidate will have a grocery background - FMCG.

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 proactive 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).
  • Ability to prioritise, multi task and meet deadlines.
  • Analytically and process minded.
  • Exceptional negotiation techniques.
  • Strong commercial and financial management skills.
  • Highly motivated and project-driven.
  • Personal attributes "Cando" attitude Dynamic and determined with a passion for what they do
  • Result driven Tenacious
  • Interest in FMCGs and the food industry

What you will receive

  • Remuneration package £30-35,000 per annum
  • Company pension,
  • healthcare and life cover
  • 23 days holiday
  • Our client also invests heavily in personal and professional development

Apply today