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Senior Buyer

Cavendish Maine
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Closing date
13 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
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Job Details

Job title:          Senior Buyer

Location:         Burgess Hill, West Sussex      

Salary:             £attractive

Sector:             Quality outdoor furniture  

Reference:       NH/23365

  • Join a very successful importer and distributor of quality outdoor furniture
  • A broad buying role encompassing procurement and Supply Chain
  • Source products from company owned factories and Far-East suppliers

The Company:

Established in 1994, Alexander Rose has earned a reputation for supplying beautifully designed outdoor furniture that is manufactured to exacting standards and supported by the highest levels of customer service. With an in-house design team, company-owned factories and additional suppliers in the Far East, the company offers a full outdoor furniture range to discerning UK retailers and consumers. See

The Role of Senior Buyer:

Reporting to the Managing Director this important role will positively contribute to the company’s profitability through supplier selection, terms negotiation, supply chain efficiencies, quality control and distribution improvements. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers and customers
  • Maintain quality while managing freight and manufacturing costs
  • Develop relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Oversee manufacturing and delivery process
  • Plan and implement logistical strategy
  • Oversee product storage, handling and distribution
  • Maintain accurate sales forecasts and stock inventories
  • Constantly analyse, improve and document the supply chain process
  • Risk management
  • Sustainability targets
  • Factory visits

Candidate Profile: Senior Buyer

This is an opportunity for an experienced consumer goods Buyer to challenge their skills in a pivotal, yet well supported role. Previous experience in furniture manufacturing or non-food consumer durables is preferred but not essential. We are looking for a candidate who can offer:

  • Proven experience of strong negotiation skills within a global supply chain
  • Expertise in managing cost, prices and schedules
  • Ideally with experience of product manufacturing
  • Will actively contribute to all aspects of the supply chain
  • Able to travel to international suppliers
  • A home location within a commutable distance of Burgess Hill

For more information please contact:

Name                Nick Hester      

Telephone         01275 813030


Reference: NH/23365

Candidate care:

By responding to this advert you consent to Cavendish Maine processing the personal data included within this application.

If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy with 25 consultants based in offices in Portishead. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews.In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

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01275 813000
Wessex House
4 Greystoke Business Centre
High Street
BS20 6PY
United Kingdom
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