Assistant Buyer

£20,000 - £35,000
05 Apr 2018
05 May 2018
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title: Assistant Buyer

Location: Telford

Salary: £20,000 - £35,000

Sector: Outdoor leisure

Reference: NH/20153

  • Office based role controlling the supply chain.
  • Visiting Far-East suppliers 1-2 times a year.
  • Broad role in supplier management, product selection and administration.

The Company:

A privately owned, successful, agile outdoor leisure products supplier with a great reputation among its retail customer base.

The Role:

Office based you will work within a small team in new role to coordinate and control the sourcing, purchasing and import of Far-East finished goods. This will include:

  • End to end supplier management.
  • Assisting in product selection.
  • Control product costings and assist with supplier negotiations.
  • Liaison with Far East factories.
  • Factory Audits.
  • Oversee quality control.
  • Control of delivery schedules.
  • Liaison with freight companies and inventory management.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate could be a Buyer or Assistant Buyer or might work as an Administrator in an import / distribution business. The key qualities required are:

  • Ideally with some experience of procurement from the Far East.
  • Excellent communication, administration and people skills.
  • Good planning and negotiation skills.
  • Able to conduct details analysis and present recommendations.
  • Keen to innovate, effect and respond to change.
  • Attention to detail and an interest in product design.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Live within a commutable distance to Telford with a willingness to travel.



This is an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced and high-quality team yet make a significant contribution to the company’s success.


Name: Nick Hester       

Telephone: 01275 813030


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