Junior Buyer

Recruiter
Vann Bloor Recruitment
Location
Nottingham
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My Client deals with some of the biggest food and drink manufacturers in the world, so this is a real opportunity for someone who has a strong work ethic, a good head for numbers and the confidence to negotiate and wants to develop with a company that is willing to provide structured development working alongside some very experienced buyers.
This role is for a natural negotiator, who loves a challenge, and 100% committed to putting the time and effort into their development and progression. In turn, you will receive coaching and mentoring from some highly skilled and knowledgeable buyers, receive varied training such as: stock replenishment, negotiating supplier discounts, category management, covering different categories from beers, wines and spirits to fresh foods.
You must be a determined negotiator, organised and confident enough to tackle the everyday challenges of business. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-driven individuals to join our great team and bring some fresh and organic ideas/perspectives to join there team.
The Role:
Develop an exciting and credible range
Work effectively to drive department sales and profit; focusing on meeting customer needs, whilst planning and developing for the future
Build and maintain key relationships with the supply base in order to achieve maximum flexibility and reliability
Demonstrate a pro-active approach to product quality e.g. identifying and resolving issues early on
The Candidate:
Outstanding commercial awareness
High attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels
Good time management, prioritisation, negotiation & organisational skills
Strong presentation skills
The ability to perform under pressure
Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant qualification/experience
Advanced Excel skills
Experience in Chinese/Indian food

Job offer:
A competitive salary
The chance to work with a leading distributor
Enhancing Buying, category management and negotiations skills

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