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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CityGreater Manchester
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 October 2018

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Buyer - FMCG - Manchester

Client Details

My client is an established organisation with a large footprint in their market based in Greater Manchester and looking for a buyer to join their dedicated procurement function. It is a fast paced environment and has grown as a business over time, through reputation and ever changing strategies.


The key responsibilities for this FMCG Buyer based in Greater Manchester will be;

  • Work with multiple departments and establish positive relationships to ensure that customer and supply plans are delivered.
  • Manage your own category with responsibility of performance and expansion.
  • Have and develop a good understanding of your products but also your supply base to drive positive performance.
  • Be involved in improvement projects which will entail collaborating with other members of the procurement team.
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with all suppliers including holding meetings with key suppliers to enhance performance and deliver targets.
  • Identify new product demands and source new suppliers.
  • Improve costs by negotiating and taking a proactive approach


The successful candidate for this Greater Manchester based Buyer role will;

  • Have a strong Purchasing background and understanding of category management.
  • Be a team player and positively support other department projects.
  • Be adaptable to a changing market and embrace the change.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience as a buyer.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiating skills and have excellent communication with all levels of seniority.
  • CIPS qualified or willing to work towards this and degree qualified is highly desirable.
  • Strong Excel knowledge would also be desirable.

Job Offer

£25,000 - £30,000 + Package

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