Sourcing Account Manager

MACVAD Limited
Barnet, UK
Closing date
1 Oct 2020

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  • International sourcing and supply for grocery/retail

We are a well established international company, with a track record of stability and ongoing growth in the UK, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, China and more recently Germany. We have 60 years' experience importing products for top grocery, online retailers and retail chains.

Our people are talented and entrepreneurial with expertise in their chosen categories. There is a culture of fun, generosity, and sharing of ideas across the group, to ensure the benefits of great work are there for others to utilize.

Reporting to our UK Business Manager and supporting international sourcing, requirements the role involve:
  • Supporting the sales teams through effective sourcing, identifying opportunities from concept to product development and presentation, ensuring category and ultimately business growth
  • Working on large tenders with support assistance
  • Managing and developing strong, trusted relationships with suppliers, many with very long relationships and histories with the business
  • Providing exceptional customer service to buyers on key accounts
  • Operating in a trading environment, generating ideas and spotting opportunities

This is an opportunity to grow and develop a long-term role. You must be able to demonstrate:
  • A solid track record of sourcing homeware products, product development and range building. A keen eye for opportunity, adding value for our clients, taking on new projects and achieving positive commercial results
  • Experience working with large retailers like Aldi or Lidl
  • A strong understanding of the production process, effective prioritising, planning, attention to detail and a strong finisher
  • Advanced excel, with financial and commercial acumen
  • At least 5 years sourcing experience in Asia is ideal
  • Positive relationships with colleagues, buyers and suppliers, and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and confidence presenting and negotiating
  • An energetic approach, along with a sense of fun and enjoyment in your work
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