A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven Senior Buyer, to join the team of this well established and growing FMCG business in East Yorkshire. This is a permanent role that will be ideal for someone who has experience of purchasing within retail, FMCG or distribution environments and can demonstrate strong levels of negotiation and commercial awareness.
As a Senior Buyer, your duties will include but not be limited to:
*Responsible for sourcing ingredients and new suppliers and reviewing existing suppliers to ensure costs are kept to a minimum.
*Understand customer needs and market trends to be able to maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range
*Managing plans for stock levels and react quickly to change in demand
*Build robust relationships with current and new suppliers, negotiating terms and prices at the best cost without compromising on quality.
*Liaise with internal departments and key stakeholders within the organisation to ensure projects are completed
*Present new ranges and products to senior management and provide assistance with promotional activities
*Act as a mentor to junior members of the purchasing team
*Have an active involvement in product development, working closely with the product team and external suppliers
*Strong commercial awareness and negotiating skills are essential
*The ability to build key relationships with suppliers
*The ability to recognise and implement cost saving strategies and ways to generate profit
*An "outside the box thinker" with a "can do" attitude.
*CIPS or part CIPS qualification is advantageous but not essential.
This is an exciting role with fantastic long term development opportunities.
If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV preferably in Microsoft Word format to us including your full postal address and contact telephone numbers.
*Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with 11 specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment
*Established in 1998
*Employ approx 30 staff
*2 offices in Doncaster & Hull
*Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.
*Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc's, blue chip organisations and SME's , global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients
*From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments.