Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer – Exciting Wholesale Business – FMCG - £60K + Benefits (DOE)

Role:                    Senior Buyer

Location:             Essex

Salary:                 Up to £60,000 + Benefits (DOE)

My client is an exciting Wholesaler who are growing at a very impressive rate.

Based in Essex and supplying the entire UK, they offer a wide range of leading brands across all food, non-food and beverage categories.

Due to continued success, they are looking to add strength and depth to their procurement team with the addition of a Senior Buyer.

Based in their Essex head office, the successful Buyer will be responsible for managing existing accounts, maintaining good relations, managing stocks, buying existing lines and liaising with other teams to ensure a smooth process.

They are looking for a Senior buyer to cover each of the Licenced, Impulse, Grocery and Non-food Channels.

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, love customer service and believe you have the right skills for this position, then I want to hear from you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Buying Manager and/or independently challenging costs within the business to find cost savings and efficiencies across buying categories.
  • Critical path management – ensuring products are available in a timely manner for both product launches and day to day business.
  • Managing logistics of new product set-up with third party logistics partner or direct deliveries
  • You will be managing supplier relationships and maximising the long-term profitability of specified categories whilst achieving your short- & long-term budgeted targets.
  • You will be a 'hands-on' self-starter and must have excellent proven influencing and negotiating skills in managing product costs and income generation as well as the ability to develop, manage and implement category plans.
  • You will also be required to demonstrate an aptitude for financial acumen in managing your budgets.

The Ideal Senior Buyer Candidate:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years previous procurement experience, within the wholesale sector.
  • Ideally CIPS qualified, but not essential.
  • Strong negotiation skills and track record demonstrating business cost savings on a day-to-day basis.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic, positive and ambitious.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to successfully work to and within deadlines.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn and develop your skill set within new categories.

If you are interested in having a chat about this role, please forward updated CVs to Mikey at COREcruitment /

Role:                    Senior Buyer

Location:             Essex

Salary:                 Up to £60,000 + Benefits (DOE)

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