Sector: Cosmetics/Personal Care
Location: West Midlands
Job type: Permanent
£30k - £40k + benefits
My client is a growing FMCG distributor servicing a wide range of retailers and export markets looking to develop its Purchasing team with a Senior Buyer.
•Responsible for the buying / Trading of a very large range of commodities.
•Ensure the best commercial offering to suit the needs of the retailer within a distributor market
•Reviewing and negotiating trading terms with suppliers
•Negotiation of contracts to maximise margins while maintaining service delivery and availability
•Proactively contact Manufacturers and retails / discounters support the sales operational team to share promotions and new products to distribute.
•Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing suppliers
•Conduct regular sourcing and negotiation activities across all categories within a portfolio of manufacturers, retails, discounters, wholesaler & export distribution arms.
Skills and Qualifications:
•Ideally CIPS qualified (or working towards)
•Proven track record of negotiating while adding value to the bottom line/margins in everything you do and be able to make sound business decisions
•Must be a strong self-starter that has the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, and to identify potential risks
•Very strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build strong supplier relationships
•A truly commercial individual able to demonstrate excellent negotiation skills
•A proven track record of purchasing ideally within but not restricted to distributor, retail, C&C & Wholesale markets
•Highly analytical and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Keywords: Buyer, buying, purchasing, procurement, commodity manager, category manager, distributor, retail, C&C, Wholesale, personal care, FMCG, House hold