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Buyer - Packaging

Job Title: Buyer - Packaging
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89205
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: smk.53710.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 09, 2012 16:58

Job Description

This growing online retailer seeks a 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, a 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 Buyer, your key responsibilities will be: * Supplier selection, cost price and terms ne gotiation * 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 a 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.