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Salary range: 
£20,000 to £25,000
Job/scheme locations: 
East Tilbury
Type of opportunity: 
Immediate job
Application deadline: 
07/06/2020

Working within the UK sourcing office for one of the biggest retailers in the Middle East, the Graduate Buyer/will work closely with the Head of Merchandise to ensure the optimal range and supplier selections are made to drive growth within the business.

Responsibilities

  • Supplier & customer on boarding, including contract and cost negotiation, ensuring best price is achieved
  • Develop long term supplier relationships with key vendors including joint business plans and supplier performance reviews.
  • Creating seasonal and promotional strategies.
  • Developing commercial ranges, based on in-depth analysis of historical data, research into current and future market conditions, customer behavior, and competitor analysis.
  • Working cross functionally with other business units including marketing, finance and supply chain to ensure optimal business understanding at all times.
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding any changes in their product packaging as well as product ingredients and barcodes and update all countries.
  • Provide KPIs to all departments relevant to procurement and prepare the monthly international newsletter.
  • Keep the category portal updated for all countries to ensure they have access to the latest ranges and product details.
  • Using continuous improvement tools to identify and implement improved ways of working.
  • Assist Head of Merchandise and undertake other duties as required.

Due to the current environment, initial start will be home based before moving to office based in East Tilbury once restrictions are lifted.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
South East
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
Benefits: 
Pension scheme (with company contribution)
Days' holiday: 
25 days

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
2.2
Skills required: 
Excel, Eye for detail, Ability to adapt & communicate well with the team and other cultures
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
No
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