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Category Buyer | FMCG | Far East Sourcing | Northampton

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Category Buyer | FMCG | Far East Sourcing | Northampton

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Garden & Leisure

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Edmondson-Matthews

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Category Buyer | FMCG | Far East Sourcing | Northampton
Are you an experienced category manager/buyer with a background in sourcing products from the Far East? Are you able to act with real pace and energy? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is a leading supplier to the leisure industries. They focus on bringing premium quality products to the markets that they serve, allowing their customers access to an array of great consumer goods. They have many brands and are a trusted name in the UK and much of Europe for quality, affordable products. They are focused on their customers and work hard to ensure that they offer the best possible range to meet their customers and consumer needs.

About The Role
This role is all about sourcing the best possible range of products for the customers. You will utilise your category management and buying skills to develop the best range of products with suppliers as well as negotiating prices and supply terms. You will be focused on the customers and their needs to deliver an appealing range that is fit for use. You will use your experience in sourcing from China and the Far East to ensure correct supply for seasonal products and always be one step ahead of the market.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing a range of FMCG products sourced from the Far East. You will be able to discuss your process to range management, negotiations and sourcing new suppliers. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to think with the customers best interests at heart and be able to work in seasonal markets. You will also need to be able to show your experience in complex supply chains and working to deadlines.

Minimum Requirements
Due to the complex nature of this role, you will need to have experience in buying from the Far East and be able to show your ability to manage a portfolio of products/brands. You will also need to be proactive and organised in order to ensure any potential supply issues are solved before they become a problem. You will also need to have the flexibility to travel to suppliers in China and the Far East from time to time.

DOE as a guide ~£30-40k

Application Process
Our client is looking for the right person for this role and their team. Given the restrictions on travel to China / Far East at the moment, they are under no immediate pressure to fill this vacancy. They have however committed to hiring the right person if they find them. The successful candidate will move through a two-stage interview process which will include a task at the 2nd stage. If you feel you have the required skills for this position please apply now. To discuss the role in more detail prior to submitting your application please contact Tom on 07860 604 861 or Job reference TEM12617