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Buying Manager

55k - 60k per annum


Our client based in Newcastle are searching for a new Buying Manager to join their business in a new and exciting role.

Job Role
Source cost-effective materials and services for the business within agreed specifications and timelines

• Negotiate pricing and manage costs for assigned spend
• Collaborate with procurement team in execution of group strategies
• Develop and maintain relationships with existing and new suppliers
• Maintain expert knowledge of assigned categories and suppliers including industry trends, economic factors, supply chain and sustainability issues
• Forecast price trends and maintain forward pricing for assigned categories
• Identify continuous improvement programs for assigned category spend
• Build strong working relationships with Supply Chain, Production, QA, Finance, and R&D
• Support R&D, Sales and suppliers in new product development
• Collaborate with the Quality Team to minimise and resolve supplier quality issues
• Manage product supply to meet the business needs and ensure appropriate stock levels
• Contribute to the development of the procurement strategy

Personal Profile
• Previous commercial purchasing/buying experience, preferably within an FMCG environment
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work under pressure, manage time effectively and deliver according to deadlines
• Analytically and process minded
• Ability to deliver commercially driven negotiations
• Demonstrates integrity, a strong work ethic and upholds the company values and principals
• Computer literate
• Able to Travel within the UK and EU

Ref Code: W40907JHN

To apply or for more information, please e-mail in strict confidence, with an updated CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Jon Hemming-Nash to or call 020 8203 1000.

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Jon Hemming-Nash

Jon Hemming-Nash

Head of Talent



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