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Assistant Buyer - Packaging

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Packaging
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary: £20 - £25K Per Annum + Bonus + Pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89204
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: smk.24349.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 19, 2012 10:31

Job Description

This growing online retailer seeks an Assistant Packaging Buyer to join its team. The company is rapidly expanding and experiences impressive year on year growth, operating on a European basis with operations in 11 countries. Due to this expansion, an Assistant Buyer is now sought to aid company growth. Although direct experience within Packaging would be ideal, this is not a prerequisite for the role. As Assistant Buyer, your key responsibilities will be: * Supplier selection, cost price and terms negotiation * Range review management and supplier rationalisation * Managing category budget and targets * Resolving supply issues * Managing product training for the sales team * Leading on promotional activity for the category To be successful, you should: * Have several years' buying / negotiation experience preferably within a retail environment. * Be analytical and comfortable with data validation * Have proven negotiation experience * Have good problem solving ability * Be a confident decision maker * Have strong communication skills and cross functional working ability * Have project management experience * Be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines * Have excellent verbal and written skills * Have an understanding of French (beneficial but not essential) This is an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join a company which is experiencing significant growth within its market. In return the company offers a competitive salary, contributory pension scheme and bonus. If you feel that you fulfil the criteria above, please apply today.