Buyer - Products

Team One Recruitment
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a well established distribution business selling products to the trade and are looking for a Buyer with strong analytical skills.

You will take control of approximately 100 suppliers spread across a range of different product types.

The role will include:


  • Raising and collating purchase orders
  • Verify acknowledgements
  • Chase suppliers for delivery dates and updates for items not received on time or acknowledged by suppliers.
  • Check product availability on specific sales enquires.

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Build relationships with your suppliers
  • Engage with suppliers on new products, promotions and changes to existing products
  • Monitor supplier performance and feedback to achieve improvements.
  • Liaise with warehouse and suppliers regarding incorrect items supplies and any delivery issues
  • Maintain supplier records
  • Negotiate improved prices, terms and deals with suppliers.

Analysis & maintenance

  • Monitor and provide statistics for supplier OTIF, lead time changes and suggestions for product review
  • Complete new supplier application forms
  • Import and update new suppliers, new prices, SKU's into our ERP system
  • Advise management of any cost price increase that require sales price to be reviewed
  • Check and validate price increases
  • Provide reports for analytics on product performance
  • Monitor, update and report monthly on rebates

Key skills & attributes:

  • Have previous buying experience (products)
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem solving abilities
  • Commercially & Financially aware
  • Keen attention to detail and Accuracy
  • Advanced Excel Skills