Buyer

Location
Manchester
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
10 Sep 2018
Closes
08 Oct 2018
Ref
186611
Contact
Lyndsey Sheridan
Function
Purchasing
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent

The role will include continually challenging the company's current supply chain to look for better or more cost-effective solutions, whilst also ensuring continuity of supply. The role will therefore involve the researching, costing and opening of multiple new vendor channels globally.

Client Details

The Client

Our Client is a growing importer of children's toys, crafts and stationery, both licenced and own brand that are sold throughout the world. The business have been trading for a number of decades out of their office in Greater Manchester. The company have offices around the world including, Europe & China.

Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sourcing products from the FE to maintain/increase quality and margin.

  • Negotiate with suppliers, agreeing price and payment terms.

  • Opening new supplier accounts and developing/expanding with existing customers.

  • Be creative with the customer to find new products and expand on existing ranges.

  • Liaise with the design team to create specific artwork and packaging concepts.

  • Develop presentations/quotations and product specifications required by the customer using PowerPoint and excel.

  • Monitor stock levels and forecast plans to maximise cash flow and minimise warehouse costs.

  • Work with QC to ensure Audits/Inspections are carried out and products are fit for use.

  • Ensuring all products meet the required standards for their market.

  • Work with both customers and suppliers globally.

  • Accountable from purchase to delivery.

  • Travel to the Far East a couple of times a year.

Profile

About you

  • Previous buying experience is of course preferred, the client is open to product background of candidate

  • Have Far East / Import work experience

  • Experience in FOB sales

  • Experience with forecasting / analysis of financial and stock levels. A numerate, articulate & creative individual who can thrive under pressure, with strong communication & team skills.

  • Have good product knowledge with good attention to detail and be commercially aware.

  • Experience with supplying UK retailers such as. Tesco, Aldi, Poundland, Asda

  • First and foremost, you must be motivated, passionate with a strong desire to excel and through experience, knowledge and team work seek out solutions.

  • A numerate, articulate & creative individual who can thrive under pressure, with strong communication & team skills.

  • Have good product knowledge with good attention to detail and be commercially aware

  • CIPS qualifications will be an advantage.

  • Must be able to travel internationally approximately six weeks a year.

Job Offer

Great opportunity to work for a leading North West Supplier who are offering a competitive salary

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