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Interim Buyer - Mandarin Speaking

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Interim Buyer - Mandarin Speaking

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£175 to £225 per day
Town/CitySouth East London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 October 2018

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Our client is looking for a fluent speaking mandarin buyer t join on a 6 month contract. You will be responsible for sourcing, NPD and negotiating from Asia.

Client Details

Our client manufactures well known household products.


Sourcing, Negotiating, Buying

Exploring alternative and cost-effective avenues to achieve business objectives

Negotiating contracts and improving prices and Terms of Business

Reviewing Supplier Performance, sourcing new suppliers and conduct annual reviews

Supplier Rationalisation

Manage direct costs to help the business achieve its Gross, Operational and Net Margin Target

Support the buying team in diagnosing and developing a Cost Down Programme for Indirect and Direct spend

Liaise and Manage price negotiations with suppliers to ensure the most competitive price

Manage relationships with high level suppliers and develop new relationships with new suppliers

Support NPD in the development of new products and advice in achieving product target pricing

Monitor Market fluctuation in raw material pricing to identify any cost risk or opportunities to the business

Work with key business stakeholders to ensure that key elements of the business are protected in terms of operational and commercial positioning

Leading the search for new suppliers


CIPS qualified desirable

Strong negotiator and influencer

Excellent people skills

Strong communicator

Results orientated

Experience within a multi-functional Fast-Moving environment

Far East sourcing experience preferred

Mandarin speaking preferred

Job Offer

£175-225 per day

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