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Assistant Buyer

CPA Recruitment
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£25k-£30k per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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A brilliant role has become available for a company known globally for providing outstanding service throughout the food and drink industry. Our client is looking for an Assistant Buyer who has real passion for negotiation, FMCG and development.

An ethical approach to procurement, our client responsibly source products all across the globe and distribute internationally.

One of Britain’s largest retailers both instore and online, this roles gives you chance to progress and hone your skills in the already successful buying division.

• Supporting your manager to oversee supplier performance, identifying potential new suppliers and supporting them to build long term supplier relationships
• Negotiating supplier terms agreements, improving the trading position sustainably
• Using insight tools to analyse and understand performance issues and opportunities
• Conducting regular store and website visits, reviewing customer insights, trends and competitor activity, helping shape our future product and range requirements for our customers
• Report and analysis preparation for your manager
• Helping to build and source customer/market insight led ranges and product innovation
• Negotiating with suppliers to agree and deliver market leading buy/move/sell plans for your areas aligned to the customer plan and category strategy with support from your manager
• Supporting delivery of trade, promotions and events plan, striving to exceed KPI's, drive footfall and forecast accurately
• Managing samples, obtaining them from suppliers as well as storage and disposal
• Working with suppliers and quality teams to ensure product quality is achieved and maintained
• Ensuring new products and suppliers are set up accurately and on time
• Maintaining your department’s systems and trackers
• Adhering to all company policies, storage and handover protocols and successfully completing all your training
• Following their Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

Key Skills
• A passion for fast moving retail or experience of working in an FMCG organisation
• Influencing, stakeholder management & negotiation skills
• Able to analyse data
• Product Development/Sourcing experience is desirable but not essential

Ref Code: FMW40288B

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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