6 months ago
Buyer - (Health and Beauty) - London
Salary: 28k : 40k (depending on experience)
Key words: Health and Beauty Buyer , Buyer Health and Beauty, Buyer blue chip
Our Client is a global leader in the creative promotional merchandise arena and one of the largest promotional product suppliers in the world. Our reputation for quality, service and customer satisfaction is second to none and our impressive client list includes: L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Clarins and Unilever to name a few. With annual sales in excess of £80 million Brand Addition employs over 350 people globally across Manchester, London, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, St Louis, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
We’re looking for Buyer to join an experienced Buying Team working on a range of blue chip clients.
Working with the in-house design and sales teams on product ideas and concepts
Assisting with idea generation and preparation of client presentations
Managing a core supplier base in Europe and the Far East whilst bringing on new supply routes
Negotiating costings and ensuring projects are delivered within budget
Writing detailed product specifications and purchase orders
Liaising with all departments to ensure projects are delivered to schedule
Defining quality requirements and managing the quality control process
Work closely with the UK & Far East operations team to ensure accurate and timely deliveries
Of graduate calibre or higher education
A can-do attitude and willingness to tackle a diverse array of tasks.
At least 2 years previous buying experience in either the promotions or retail industries.
A keen interest in consumer/ promotional products and an interest in quality assurance, ethical sourcing from manufacturers in UK, EU, Turkey and Far East.
Excellent communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to build rapport and communicate at all levels.
To be a real team player, with personality, empathy and the drive to succeed, with exceptional organisational skills and excellent attention to detail is crucial for this role.
A very competitive salary plus bonus structure, Pension, Sickness Benefit and Life Assurance.
The opportunity to develop a long term career as opposed to a job.
A great place to work, in a modern, team focussed, forward thinking creative work environment.
Flexible working hours to support a healthy work life balance
Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.