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RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Town/CityBognor Regis
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted21 August 2017

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My client are a specialist organisation who are going through a great period of growth and are looking for an FMCG buyer to support them in the growth within their commercial team.

The role of the buyer is an exciting opportunity for somebody to develop their career with the FMCG/retail sector. Reporting to the Category Manager the buyer will be responsible for efficiently sourcing and procuring a portfolio of products for the business in order to create enhanced value in the finished product, thereby maximising profitability, customer service.

Location - Bognor Regis

Salary - £35k plus benefits

The role of the buyer will include -

Meet and exceed company KPI’s
Source and purchase products at the lowest ultimate price whilst ensuring quality is maintained
Provide an uninterrupted flow of materials delivering on SLA’s and KPI’s
Have a comprehensive understanding of key factors that impact upon the supply chain, such as the ordering and clearance processes, logistic costs, stock holding and management ensuring that they are managed effectively in order to meet KPI’s
Effective inventory management – maintaining the optimum stock position through supplier orders that take into consideration variables such as demand forecast
Accurate and efficient data entry and data management
Ensure suppliers are working with accurate information including forecasts and QA reports ensuring you supply them with regular feedback and performance updates
Provide a weekly crop update and maintain all other relevant documents
Manage the quality improvement and claims process ensuring it is communicated effectively to the wider business
Competent usage of the company’s MRP system
Analyse suppliers performance and scorecards seeking long-term improvements
Review and adjust seasonal programs whilst ensuring that changes are communicated to the wider business
Build and maintain effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
Promote visibility and transparency across the supply chain ensuring you operate ethically
Engage in strategies and strategic business plans taking into consideration business developments, customer expectations and demands whilst aiming to increase profitability
Engage in the product development process from the initial brief through to product submissions, including sample requests

Ensure waste targets and customer standards

The ideal candidate for this role will have -

Experience of working within an FMCG Supply Chain
An understanding of factors that affect quality
Knowledge of stock replenishment and inventory management
Financial understanding of budgets and P&L accounts
Numerically Proficient
Proficient in the use of MS Office applications, email, MRP systems and the internet

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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