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Junior Buyer

Job Title: Junior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, Surrey
Industry:
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Reference: Q97731
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: apply@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: April 07, 2015 18:34

Job Description

A pioneering company of tasty, nutritious products is looking for a buyer to join their team. With a clear vision and strategy and investment behind their brands, the business is experiencing significant growth so it is an exciting time to be joining the team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a small portfolio of suppliers and products to deliver best in class innovation, quality and price
  • Supporting and implementing Central sourcing strategies
  • Supplier negotiations and performance management
  • Building strong relationships internally across all divisions and externally within the supply base
  • Involvement in supply optimisation projects, for example tenders
  • Project management of key product launches, working closely with NPD and marketing

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in a junior buying / assistant buyer position
  • Have experience working with food products ideally, but other fmcg product experience will be considered
  • Be experienced in supplier negotiations, supplier management and supply optimisation projects
  • Be a self starter who focuses on actions and outcomes
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be an ambitious individual looking to progress their buying career at pace
  • Have a passion for food

This is a great opportunity for a junior buyer looking to further their career within a growing business. If you have the skills and experience required and are looking for a role with excellent development prospects then we would welcome your application.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.