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Buying Manager


Mid Kent

Fantastic opportunity to join an established FMCG business as the Buying Manager. You will be responsible for 2 direct reports but will be expected to oversee some of the work from other members of the team from time to time. This is a hands on role, involving a pro-active and positive Buying professional.

Duties include:

  • All round management of Buying strategy, working closely with the Directors
  • Management of and delegation to the team
  • Monitoring stock, reporting, analysis
  • Transactional Buying duties
  • Maintaining good working relationships with all suppliers
  • Spotting and recommending ways to improve processes

To be successful, you will be/have:

  • A degree at 2:1 or 1:1 level
  • Proven experience working as a Buyer in an FMCG manufacturing role
  • A proven track record in controlling expenditure
  • A detailed knowledge of capital expenditure and strategic sourcing
  • Commercially astute, with the ability to analyse, find and present solutions.
  • An excellent communicator with first rate interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Excel and analysis skills

This is a fantastic role with lots of responsibility, good benefits and a competitive salary.

If you feel you meet the above criteria please apply online NOW for immediate consideration.

This role is being handled by Emily Powell, Head of Business Support of Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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