Salary: up to £30k, DOE
My client is an award winning FMCG business who have been trading for over 30 years.
Duties within the role:
Reporting into the Buying Director, you will be responsible for sourcing and negotiating the best deals on the best lines in a beauty, cosmetics, fragrance & skincare category. Using your industry knowledge and relationship management skills, you will become the buyer of choice for your suppliers and will be able to recognise what makes a good deal in established, repeated lines right through to emerging categories and new products.
You will be at ease networking, representing the business at our UK and international trade fairs and proactively seeking new business opportunities through supplier visits and regular contact. You will use market research and historical trends when analysing offers, to clearly and convincingly present your case as to whether you believe a deal to be viable, worthwhile and interesting.
By joining this growing team, you will also assist in developing and shaping the Trainee Buyers who will be working alongside you to service and further develop the category.
You will ideally be an experienced Buyer, or Assistant Buyer with experience in cosmetics, beauty fragrance or skincare. Candidates with sales experience in the beauty industry will also be considered.
You need to be sharp, smart with an eagerness to learn and adapt. An entrepreneurial spirit with an interest in trading and a passion for product.
You will be versatile and be able to demonstrate how you have thrived whilst working in a fast paced, office environment. Given their product categories, recent FMCG buying experience is preferred.
You must be able to operate strategically and think analytically, as each deal you make will be underpinned by a combination of commercial understanding and customer requirement. You will see the importance of attention to detail, yet awareness for the bigger picture and always thinking of the next opportunity and how to take the category further.
As our client trades internationally, language skills or experience of living and working overseas are desirable but not essential.
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