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Senior Buyer

Location: REDHILL, SURREY Salary: 40000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3101743
My client is a leading provider of Ambient products in the UK.
Due to expansion they are currently seeking a buyer to join their exisiting team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright and driven individual to join a leading award winning, independently owned food business, with an international supply base in over 20 countries. The ideal candidate will have a grocery background - FMCG.

The Buyer will be working closely withina small team, and be responsible for undertaking all activities relating to sourcing individual products. You will take a proactive role in the company and will at times be expected to support the sales team in their commercial negotiations with the customer base.

For this reason mother tongue or business level French or Spanish language skills would be advantegeous.

The successful candidate will be required to:

Develop and maintain commercial relationships with all existing and new suppliers.
Liaise with key suppliers to keep up with their latest products.

Maintain expert knowledge of assigned product groups including industry trends, economic factors, supply chain security issues and key suppliers for each product group.

Assist with sourcing and the tender submissions for customers.
Manage product supply to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels.

Support Sales, Technical, Supply Chain and suppliers regarding New Product Development.

Collaborate with the Technical Team on supplier quality issues and quality monitoring to include resolving problems at supplier sites.

Research the market and/or new markets as required in order to extend and improve the company’s product ranges.

Ideally you will have 2 to 3 years experience within a UK retailer and be looking for a move to advance and develop your career.

2.1 or above in a relevant business degree (Industrial year desirable)
Second language useful preferably Spanish or French

Confident with strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).
Ability to prioritise, multi task and meet deadlines.

Analytically and process minded. Exceptional negotiation techniques.
Strong commercial and financial management skills.

Highly motivated and project-driven.

Personal attributes “Can do” attitude
Dynamic and determined with a passion for what they do
Result driven Tenacious
Interest in FMCGs and the food industry

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