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Assistant Buyer - 6 Month Contract

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - 6 Month Contract
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95519
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 10, 2014 07:01

Job Description

Our retail client with a global presence is looking for an Assistant Buyer to join on a 6 month contract within the food and beverage team. This role is ideal for those candidates looking to make the next step in their buying career and category experience is not essential. With great exposure to a number of different categories this is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within a FMCG market. Key Responsibilities include: * Use of data collection and analysis to spot trends and make range recommendations. * Assist in negotiations of all supplier agreements. * Provide consistent and sustainable best value purchasing and supply over a range of categories. * Support the supplier management process; selection, rating, development, reduction and evaluation. * Identify new products to be strategically sourced. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: * Degree educated or equivalent. * Previous retail/junior buying experience. * Excellent communication skill. * Analytical focus. * Strong IT skills. * Proficiency in a second language would be highly desirable. This excellent opportunity could provide the foundation with which to further a buying career in food and beverage. If this is a role that you feel that you can excel in then send us your CV today. 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.