|Role:||Buyer - Beauty Gifts|
Our client is an award winning company operating in the beauty sector based in stylish offices that house a team of talent that has made this company the success it is.
They are looking for a Buyer or Junior Buyer ready for that next step up. And you will be stepping up your career here.
This role supports the NPD Buyer and concentrates on buying Gifts from suppliers in the Far East. It will be your remit to develop and strengthen these existing relationships and to source a wider supplier base. You work with the suppliers from initial concept through to final production – sample development, component sourcing, technical testing, artwork and purchase order processing. It’s all in your domain!
You must have experience of sourcing from China and at least 2 years FMCG buying experience – ideally Gifting. You will have experience of New Product Development and be used to working with an ERP system.
As a person you will be a confident communicator, ambitious, super organised, creative and analytical and be able to bring an enthusiasm to the team.
The role splits into 6 sections/responsibilities. These are:
Being a key support to the Senior Buyer.
Building effective relationships with colleagues, suppliers and directors
Liaison with factories
Representing the business at Trade shows
Assist with new product development
Research and maintain awareness of Health and Beauty market – trends, products, ranges
Competitive shopping and monitoring of market changes
Work with design team on new products
Assist with design briefs and mood boards and artwork
Arrange and co-ordinate samples with factories
Co-ordinate delivery of all components for samples
Collate product detail information
Samples for trade shows and sales team
Request and collate prices and quotations
Provide the information and specifications to achieve accurate quotations
Assist with all proofing of artwork from sample to final
Set up New Lines on in house systems
Produce detailed assembly instructions for construction of each line
Approve goods for shipping to UK and International customers
Liaise with Freight partners to ensure goods are on track
Co-ordinate and schedule deliveries of components and manage this process
Ensure all deliveries leave as scheduled with correct paper work
Liaise with Sales Team for stock availability
So if want a role where you have more of your own control of the buying process – this is the role for you – please send me your CV.