Assistant Buyer - FMCG

24000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
04 May 2021
01 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
You the Assistant Buyer will assist Senior Buyer in sourcing new products to ensure the range is competitive in the market.

Client Details

A great opportunity for an Assistant Buyer (FMCG) to join a leading business in the Manchester City Centre. The business is known for FMCG products to Pet toys, hair care & cosmetics to candles, wax melts etc.


Develop new and improve existing items for the Group.
Develop & build customer own label brands.
Develop new categories for customer base through buying and sourcing.
Sourcing suppliers which can fit within existing distribution channels.
Source Product based on brief to fit into either price points, trends or existing programmes.
Strengthen supply chain based on relationships, networks, price, availability and longevity.
Working & reporting to the Senior Buyer to ensure optimum availability of stock.
Identify new potential markets based on mid-long-term longevity.
Develop, design and position products for identified channels.
Handle key channel accounts for OEM projects.
Liaise between purchasing, production and marketing.
Brief artwork department with product design and usps.
Need to conduct market research to provide brief for the text on the products.
Procure technical support data for new products for quality assurance and health and safety.
Oversee purchase invoices for components
Liaising with internal and external sales personnel to provide detailed stock availability information.
Willing to travel worldwide for visiting Trade Fairs and visiting factories to ensure compliance.
Creating, raising and sending purchase orders to vendors using MRP system.
Confirming with vendors receipt of purchase orders.
Progressing outstanding purchase orders with vendors to ensure stock availability at all times and then updating arrival dates
Maintenance of orders and data according to the buying systems set up in Navision.Profile

Currently working as a Buying Assistant / Assistant Buyer or similar
Understanding & experience with Far East & Indian manufacturers
Experience of MS Office to an intermediary level
Commercial awareness, negotiation of high-level contracts & creativity
An understanding of import/export processes and lead times
Ability to communicate to all levels of the business
Ability to thrive under pressure
Hands on approachJob Offer


Close to transport links

Discount on Product

Assistant Buyer - FMCG

Assistant Buyer - FMCG

Assistant Buyer - FMCG

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