Join a leading FMCG distribution business based in reading. The Buyer role comes with huge opportunity for progression and a great salary and benefits package.

Client Details

My client is a leading FMCG distribution business based in Reading looking to recruit a Buyer in to their team.


The key responsibilites for the Buyer within the FMCG distribution business 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 role based in Reading will have the following skill set:
  • Knowledge within procurement/supply chain in the FMCG sector
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Product Knowledge
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative
  • Confidence & Determination
  • Performance maximisation
  • Good administrative skills.

Job Offer

The buyer role comes with a competitive salary plus bonus and benefits, as well as tones of progression.
Job Type
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
9k bonus, 23 days holiday, pension
£23000 to £25000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)|Experienced (4 years +)
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