Do you have extensive product development experience within Buying? Are you looking for a new role where you can put your creative, trend spotting and organisational skills to test? This is a brilliant opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join a business which has a vast customer base and a very exciting future! Our client will look at candidates from a Retail background or a Supplier background, but preferably from the Supplier side. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is extremely passionate about the products they are working with. It's a friendly working environment at this business, so it's a great time to join as a Buyer/Product Developer. Skills & Experience required for this Buyer/Product Developer role: Currently working as a Buyer/Product Developer Experience in Far East sourcing and negotiating with suppliers Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels Excellent attention to
Are you a Food Buyer or Purchasing Manager with foodservice buying experience who is looking for an autonomous role to make decisions and have a direct impact on bottom line profit? This is a fantastic opportunity to join this leading hospitality and catering business in their Trading Team. You will be given full responsibility to procure a range of food products and will have the autonomy to make the day to day and strategic decisions that will have a direct impact on the success of this rapidly growing and successful business. Applicants should have the following skills and attributes: Highly developed negotiation skills Food buying experience within a Foodservice / Catering environment Excellent supplier management skills Excellent relationship building skills are essential in this business to business customer focused environment Strong commercial acumen – accountability for achieving and excelling company targets Strategic ability – responsible for setting budgets, achieving margins, category profitability etc A highly self-motivated individual with experience Candidates with experience in buying any food product range will be considered including ambient, frozen, chilled, fresh, meat, fish and dairy. This is a f
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Buyer & Product Developer to be part of a valuable and talented team. As a member of our small knit team, you will be integral in managing and delivering new product launches for the UK's leading retailer. Client Details A leading retailer within the West Midlands. Description Responsible for developing product within your own categories Range building, new product development and managing your product area Liaising directly with our factories to develop your product ranges from concept through to delivery at the right price point and quality standard Briefing designers on new concepts and ranges based on current and future trends you have spotted Category management of existing ranges You will be flexible and willing to travel around the UK, Europe and the Far East on occasions Profile Currently working at a Buyer Level Experience in Far East sourcing and negotiating with suppliers An excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships at all levels Excellent attention to detail and the ability to plan and organise your workload effectively Excellent IT skills including Excel A keen eye for product and a natural at spotting opportunities and current market trends Self-Motivated Job Offer
An NPD focused Buying role, developing product in your own categories, building ranges and managing your product area. Client Details A leading retailer in the West Midlands Description Responsible for developing product within your own categories Range building, new product development and managing your product area Liaising directly with our factories to develop your product ranges from concept through to delivery at the right price point and quality standard Briefing designers on new concepts and ranges based on current and future trends you have spotted Category management of existing ranges You will be flexible and willing to travel around the UK, Europe and the Far East on occasions Profile Already working as a Buyer Margin focused, with a strong understanding of the numbers Experienced in sourcing from the Far East A keen eye for product and trends Self Motivated Excellent IT skills Job Offer Basic Salary of £40,000-50,000 plus Package.
Buyer Gloucester £30-35k + benefits My client is a global organisation looking to recruit a Buyer due to sustained and planned growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with strong supplier management, negotiation and supply chain skills to join a busy team. You will be responsible for purchasing and supplier performance management of complex OE, legacy, and spares components for the Aerospace industry. Duties and Responsibilities *Management of the Supply Chain for timely placement of purchase orders and sub-contract orders for suppliers as required *Negotiating best cost, delivery terms and days to pay *Ensure appropriate quality instructions and customer requirements are provided to suppliers *Coordinate delivery status, communicate internally and manage any recovery to support the business requirements *Ensure forecast data is obtained and updated into the utilised Business System *Manage total supplier delivery performance, support supplier business reviews and manage and monitor OTIF and overdue performance metrics *Support supplier selection process when required *Travel to other sites and supplier sites may be required Candidate *Ability to read and translate Engineering drawings and documentation *Previous experience in a purchasing role is essential, preferably Aerospace but not essential *Inter-operational process management experience, with a good knowledge of purchasing procedures, is esse
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Food Buyer to join our client's team based in Central England. Together with a successful team of passionate foodies, you will support the head office team to assess the commercial performance of current ranges, reviewing and acting upon market trends and reviewing competitors offerings. You will support the development of the range as well as supplier strategies for the regional retail food portfolio. We are looking for an ambitious Assistant Food Buyer who is keen to progress the role quickly. The role can be based in Cirencester or Shrewsbury with nationwide / European travel as and when required. Key Responsibilities Assess the commercial performance of the current retail food range, market trends and opportunities. Review and analyse current price points, margin performance, competitor price positioning and retailer margin versus budget. Support the development of promotional strategies to drive sales, profitability and VFM offers. Source Product Supply. Ensure we are leveraging our buying power effectively. Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers. Working cross functionally with key business departments such as marketing, finance, operations etc. Work closely with the in-house technical manager to ensure quality standards are maintained. Deliver analytics and reports to the business as required. About You Mi
Zachary Daniels are currently recruiting for a Buyers Admin Assistant for a well-known and fast growing brand based in the Midlands. As the Buyer's Admin Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the buying team to deliver the category plan and targets. The role will be heavily admin based and you will provide sales reports and competitor analysis to the Buyer whilst liaising with the in-house designers and working cross functionally with other departments. This role offers fantastic development opportunities with potential to grow and manage your own category! To apply for this role you MUST have a relevant degree plus retail experience. You should be proficient in Microsoft Office and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with exceptional organisational skills. If you feel you have the right experience, please apply today! BBBH5711
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyers Admin Assistant to join a fantastic Arts & Craft business on their buying team. You will work in a close knit team and will be responsible for assisting the buying team in sourcing a variety of product. Your role will include collating product information, market research, assisting with the delivery of samples and critical path management. We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic Buyers Assistant who can be flexible in their role and have good organisation and communication skills. An interest for all things Arts & Craft would be beneficial. If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click the apply button to send your CV to Tracey Griffin, remembering to state your current salary and package. Job Ref: TG-46668 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Procurement/ Purchasing jobs Category Buyer/ Senior Buyer Electronics/ Engineering Are you an electronics buyer looking to move into a senior role? If so, I am working with a leading manufacturer who are looking to expand their procurement team and looking to work with Senior Buyers specialising in electronics. As Category Buyer, you will be working with a team of professionals supporting the procurement manager with the development and implementation of Global Category Strategies. KPI's > Quality > Cost > Innovation > Delivery The main bulk of the role will see you working with the category managers and procurement heads. Supporting the implementation of global strategies, controlling spend, sourcing suppliers and working closely with key stakeholders within the company. Key areas of focus >Cost reduction >Supplier relationships >Stakeholder engagement >Commercial management Commodities >Electronics Experience Required > Electronics purchasing experience > Purchasing in an engineering and manufacturing experience > Global sourcing > Man management Exposure to Purchasing processes and cost management tools such as; > VA\VE > Strategy development > Cost management tools Per spec > MCIPS desirable > Engineering background > Electronics commodity experience > S
OVERVIEW If you are a Buyer with experience working in Retail/FMCG – please read on! Distinct are happy to be working with a global Retail business who have an opening for a Branded Buyer. Whilst the business is established they are also experiencing growth and have a strategic plan covering the next five years. THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES This is a pivotal role where you will be responsible for sourcing various products to drive category growth. You will perform supplier negotiations on branded and own label products. You will also work closely with the category team in sourcing NPD and continually review category performance and your designated category area. REQUIREMENTS We are looking to speak to candidate who have ideally worked in Retail/FMCG industries. You will be a buying professional with strong negotiation skills. This is a superb opportunity for someone who is looking to take their career forward.
1) Food Buyer – up to £55,000 plus package – West Midlands 2) An excellent opportunity has arisen within a fast paced successful retail client who is seeking a food buyer to join their dynamic and expanding team in West Midlands to assist with an increase in work force. 3) The successful buyer must have demonstrable experience of food buying gained from a food retailer. Your responsibilities as the buyer will be to source and negotiate the optimum range for your category to deliver the targeted sales, profit and margin target. You will be someone who can identify new areas of opportunity and develop and gain commitment for your product category strategy. You will have excellent negotiation and influencing skills and will be able to demonstrate a can do attitude. 4) Skills: buying skills, UK FOOD RETAIL experience, Commercial Management, category management, Marketing Principles, Negotiation and influencing skills 5) This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your food buyer career with a leading retailer, in an environment and culture that supports your personal development you will be rewarded for your hard work with a competitive salary and a generous salary of up to £55,000 plus package 6) Full detailed job spec provided on application so please forwa
Macildowie are excited to work with a global manufacturing business who are looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join their successful growing team based in Warwickshire. The team are responsible for a large amount of spend and work with suppliers globally. As senior buyer/Group buyer, you'll be focusing on building internal and external relationships, driving down costs, implementing procurement strategies and managing spend across a wide array of commodities. The Role: You will be responsible for selecting, agreeing and managing a range of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers mainly from the Automotive Industry. You will develop relationships with these suppliers to deliver value and benefits to the business, the client and supply partners. >Developing, implementing and deliver the required Category Management activities for Project operations >Applying effective procurement practices to result in achieving improved terms with suppliers, adoption of a preferred supplier structure and on time supply to demand >Support business development activities and ensure that all supply chain risks are bounded at the point of contract and passed appropriately through the supply chain >Liaise regularly and collaborate with appropriate members of the Procurement functions to optimise leverage opportunities >Champion the Procurement process with business stakeholders >Complete periodic supplier reviews to mitigate risk, drive co
This retail is looking to recruit a CategoryManager / Buyer to oversee their Fresh,produce category. This business has been on the high-street for over 50 years and has over 150 stores and are well represented nationwide and still continue to grow. As a Buyer you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. Responsibilities include: Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships with both UK and European suppliers. Drive cost down within supply base where needed Agree and document joint business plans with all key suppliers promotional planning Assisting with the creation of cost/sales budgets and working within these financial constraints Increased levels of supplier income The control of product pricing policies both at wholesale and retail level Demonstrate best practice supplier management techniques Utilise knowledge of the produce market to ensure the company retains a competitive offer all year round, whilst taking advantage of key seasonal peaks to drive incremental sales activity Demonstrate a broad knowledge of produce suppliers and contacts to ensure the company maintains availability and competiveness Work with the produce supply chain team to manage seasonal
To source and develop product ranges which satisfy customer requirements whilst achieving company objectives for sales, margin and promotional income. The Role · Management and control of the Supplier base to source product to drive category growth and/or profitability via the business investment plans and to drive year on year promotional income · Control Supplier negotiations to maximise profits on branded and own label product ensuring that all suppliers are meeting requirements on margin, free stock, marketing support and delivery performance in line with category strategy · Work with the Trading team to maximise the success of promotional activity through supplier negotiations for investment · Support the category team in sourcing NPD and identify latest consumer trends to stay ahead of the market and drive category growth strategies · To continuously review current category performance and the market place. Work with supplier base to develop an innovative and profitable product range to meet anticipated demand o
We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening 80 new stores per year. And to keep on top of that wave, we have to do something pretty special to keep our customers coming back for more. Our buying teams – if it's possible – have to move even quicker than the rest of the business. And they have to keep ahead of our customers too: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. As a Corporate Buying Assistant, it's your job to free-up your Buying Director so they can do theirs. You'll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle – from putting together tender documents and crunching numbers, preparing sampling and reviewing market data. The proposals start with you. We are looking for proactive individuals to work in our award winning buying team. Based in our Head Office in Atherstone, a very competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the right candidate. This is a great opportunity for a professional and capable individual looking to join a dynamic department. Key Responsibilities: Product management Supplier performance management Assisting with the full tender process alongside Buying Directors Competitor benchmarking and shopping Contracts and invoices Due diligence and product compliance Supporting Directors
We are currently looking for a Buying Assistant - Vitamins to join the team at Holland & Barrett International, based in our Store Support Centre in Nuneaton The Role Promotional Management - Managing the full promotional calendar for VHMS for both Branded and Own Label products. Coordinating promotions, including liaison with Suppliers, to deliver profitable promotions. Responsible for loading and maintaining all promotions in the internal system. Completing relevant spread sheets within an agreed timeframe. Liaising with other departments to ensure all promotions are delivered efficiently. Creating and maintaining reports & analysing sales information. Supporting the Trading Team with any other needs of the function. The Person Experience in an FMCG retail environment in a similar role. IT literate including excel skills, must be confident in using and maintaining spread sheets. Good level of numerical and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail. Good communication and time management skills. The Company Holland & Barrett is one of the nation’s most loved and trusted brands, known for offeri
Buying We’ll make you a great deal-maker. You’ll make Morrisons. Buying Graduate Scheme At Morrisons, we give hard-working graduates the chance to be part of a different kind of retailer. We’re both food makers and shopkeepers. That gives our trading teams a unique perspective when it comes to dealing with our suppliers. It’s why they’re regarded as some of the best in the country. It’s also what gives our graduate buyers such a brilliant head start in their careers. What you’ll be doing Our two-year scheme gives you early responsibility in a fast-paced area. You’ll start off as an assistant buyer, negotiating with suppliers, working on the trading floor and going on in-store placements. Before long, you’ll become a buyer. Then you’ll be looking after a category. Throughout, you’ll have lots of opportunities to impact on our success and help make us even more competitive. A career as a buyer offers plenty of variety. In the long term, you could be doing everything from sourcing and selecting ranges to playing a major part in marketing and product launches. What you’ll need to join us Our colleagues ‘Make Morrisons’. You’ll be no exception. So what we’re looking for is not just a minimum 2:1 degree but also the ability to buy
Junior Buying Manager Programme At a glance Two-year buying graduate programme International training £36,000 salary per annum Company car 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) 10% in-store discount Private medical insurance Contributory pension scheme The detail Our Buyers influence every aspect of our range: from which products we sell, to their look, their price – and the profit. They’re integral to our business. You will be too in this role, as you get to know the ins and outs of one of our most varied and influential areas. In your first year you will learn all there is to know about retail operations in one of our regional distribution centres, before joining the head office team to begin your specialist training. Once up to scratch you’ll go international, spending up to three months within a Lidl buying team in another country. Year two will be about specialising and honing your talents in negotiating and competitor analysis as you manage your own product area, daily developing hands-on operational and managerial abilities. You’ll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and test your commercial skills to the limit. That said, it’s a huge c
An innovative Haberdashery and Craft company in the West Midlands are seeking a Buying Admin Assistant. Your new company An innovative Haberdashery and Craft company in the West Midlands are seeking a Buying Admin Assistant who will work closely with the buyer of the department by maintaining relationships with suppliers and overseas factories. This is a company that celebrates success and they have a unique culture that feels like a close knit family - they do regular exciting events at their head office. For the right candidate there is the opportunity to develop their buying skills further by taking ownership of their own range through supportive coaching and mentoring from the head office team. Your new role If you love craft product, this is the ideal role for you. As a Buying Admin Assistant, you will support the buyer of the department by maintaining relationships with suppliers and overseas factories, submitting product approvals for new designs and packaging and ensure that everything runs following the critical path. You will manage product samples, set up for meetings, produce presentations and other documents and administrative duties as required. You will monitor sales trends and identify weekly best and worst sellers, and present these in Monday trade meetings. You will also keep an eye on the competition, and notify your team of any promotions, new products, or opportunities in the
| Estate Agency Branch Manager | Coventry | £22,000 - £25,000 Basic, £55,000 OTE | Our client has a rare opportunity for a Branch Manager in Coventry. This successful Estate Agency is expanding and has fantastic opportunities for long term careers in the Property Industry. As the Branch Manager, you will be responsible for: Your own department Generating and attending valuations Delegating tasks and viewings Negotiating offers and coordinating buyers and sellers through to completion (with the help of an in-house Sales Progressor) Maintaining a consistent stock of properties by way of canvassing Door knocking and effective management of a mailing list. You will also be responsible for motivating, leading and managing a team including 1-1’s and coaching. Individual requirements: Lister/ Managerial experience Worked in busy/ fast paced environments Proven track record of achieving targets Strong ability to lead a team Confident & enthusiastic about the role Full UK Driving license In return for this Branch Managers role our clients are willing to offer a salary of £22,000 - £25,000 (depending on experience), with ote of £55,000 plus. Due to high amounts of applications if you have not b