Junior Buyer – Biggleswade – £27,000

Junior Buyer


£24,000 – £27,000 DOE.

Coulter Elite Resourcing are currently looking for a Junior Buyer to work with one of our well-established and very successful FMCG clients based in Biggleswade working as part of their Purchasing team.

If you have been working within a purchasing team and have a few years experience this could be a great opportunity for you to take your next career steps with a growing business.  

As Junior Buyer you will help facilitate the constant new product development for our existing and new customers, as well as ensuring orders are placed for existing business in a timely manner.

Principle Responsibilities for the Buyer :-

  • To be a first point of escalation from the planning team for raw material supply issues and to liaise with suppliers, to escalate as appropriate internally.
  • To identify and communicate potential supply risks of materials used in proposed promotions to the relevant departments to ensure awareness.
  • To work closely with the NPD team to source new materials to ensure alignment to the overall procurement strategy whilst supporting innovation.
  • To monitor procurement of materials with price breaks and measure ordering effectiveness vs forecast demand, amending the SAGE system where required to achieve potential savings.

  • Ensure all purchasing prices and contracts are maintained and up to date in the SAGE system.
  • To support the Procurement Manager in supplier and material contingency projects and cost saving projects to ensure business continuity and profitability.

  • To be responsible for own lead buy areas circa £1million spend; to develop a category strategy and keep up to date with market pricing. To propose pricing and contract cover negotiated with the supplier to the Procurement Manager for sign off.
  • Carry out any reasonable request as requested by any member of management within the reasonable scope of the role.

Person specification:-

  • Excellent numerical skills : must be able to understand and advise on product costings.
  • Has commercial acumen and an understanding of business issues
  • Must have excellent decision-making skills and the ability to deal with difficult situations head on
  • A high level of IT skills, proficient in Microsoft office to include Microsoft Excel
  • Be able to prioritise, plan and organise workloads whilst in a busy environment
  • Good communication and inter personnel skills
  • Team player

This is a full time permanent Junior Buyer position,
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm,
Annual salary of between £24,000 and £27,000 depending on experience.

If this Junior Buyer position sounds like you, then please forward your CV to Hollie at Coulter Elite Resourcing.

Coulter Elite Resourcing is an independent recruitment consultancy based in Peterborough, Milton Keynes and London supplying permanent, temporary and contract personnel, from office junior through to the highest levels of management both locally and nationally.