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Buyer 12m FTC

My client is a Leading Electronics Distribution company based in Reading looking for a Buyer on a 12m FTC to join one of their Procurement teams.


The key responsibilities for the Buyer 12m FTC role based in Reading are as follows:

  • Be responsible for all stock replenishment on run rate product.

  • Forecasting stock as required

  • Support and interrogate all customer forecasts

  • Negotiate, maintain and improve all terms and pricing with supplier

  • Take ownership of vendor issues and look for process and efficiency improvements

  • Raise, get approved and send purchase orders to suppliers, whilst adhering to all relevant procedures

  • Resolve queries or discrepancies on supplier invoices

  • Ensure all price protections and claims are communicated to the vendor bid team.

  • Plan and report end of month forecast stock holding on a weekly basis

  • Complete aged stock reporting and attend weekly meetings

  • Maintain supplier relationships, organise and attend regular meetings and QBR's

  • Delegation of tasks to the Assistant Buyers


The successful candidate for the Buyer 12m FTC role based in Reading will have the following skill set and experience:

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Commercial Awareness

  • Product Knowledge

  • Planning & Organisation

  • Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative

  • Confidence & Determination

  • Performance maximisation

  • Good administrative skills.

  • Supply chain experience within FMCG

Job Offer

The successful candidate for the Buyer 12m FTC role based in Reading will have the opportunity to achieve a £9600 bonus on top of the £25k salary offered as well as other benefits with internal opportunities offered throughout the contract.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
£9600 bonus
£23000 to £25000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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