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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Town/CityEast Midlands
LocationsEast Midlands, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 February 2018

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Lead Buyer required in the East Midlands for a Pharmaceutically orientated Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain business.

Client Details

Based in the East Midlands, this fantastic, family owned business are expanding their operation at a rapid rate. In order to cater for this success and expansion, the company requires a Lead Buyer to join its ranks.


Established over 50 years ago, the company is successful and still growing in a competitive market headquartered in the East Midlands.

This exciting opportunity has arisen to control the buying and trading of the OTC medicines range, as well as health & beauty products.

Experience in OTC buying and trading is preferential in order to source and shape product ranges to deliver volume, quantity and gross margin. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing stock through process effectively and be able to implement a clear strategy for failing lines.

Achieving targets to achieve departmental margin goals though continuous review of market trends and cost prices against products bought is vital to the role, whilst also having the ability to assemble a range of products for marketing mailers and ensuring quality and integrity of stock.


The role is actually quite flexible, but prior experience in a relevant field is preferential; i.e. Experience of buying, and where possible, trading of over the counter pharmaceuticals.

The amount of experience is not prescribed, and if necessary, on the job training will be given to get the successful candidate to a level of competence where he or she can operate autonomously.

It is important that the candidate can demonstrate some experience of supplier management, but also displays and strong personality and negotiating experience.

Job Offer

A very competitive salary and benefits package are available for the the Lead Buyer.

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