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My client is a leading FMCG Distribution Business based in Reading looking to hire a Buyer in to their every expanding team!


The key responsibilities for the Buyer 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 role based in Reading will have the following skill set:

  • Experience of working within distribution or vendor responsible for Channel preferred

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Commercial Awareness

  • Product Knowledge

  • Planning & Organisation

  • Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative

  • Confidence & Determination

  • Performance maximisation

  • Good administrative skills.

Job Offer

The candidate is offered a basic salary plus a £9k plus bonus as well as other benefits on top. The role also offers career progression.

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