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Senior Buyer

Reporting to:  Head of Purchasing

Hours: 41.25 hours per week

Salary: Commensurate with Experience & Opportunity 

We are continually developing our innovative and unique products and services. Amathus supply a full range of well-known brands, and pride ourselves on our sole exclusive agency portfolio, of distinctive and individual products, which our expert team selectively import from all over the world. We provide a complete range at very competitive prices, offering direct delivery nationwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join our fast growing team. This position is office based, is a senior role and as such requires a very good knowledge of the industry and solid relevant experience. Exceptional organisational skills and a very good eye for detail are a must for this role.

 

The Role:

  • You will be the face of Amathus for the supplier, engaging in dynamic category development, supplier relationship development and negotiation, and reciprocal trade.
  • You’ll drive cost savings and ultimately improve company profit through well-negotiated market-leading supplier terms.
  • You will develop commercial income and ongoing support from your supply base.
  • Your sourcing of innovative products will strengthen our agency portfolio.
  • You will oversee effective ordering and stock management of category products.
  • Directly managing the category Purchasing Administrator, you will ensure target stock holdings are adhered to, reducing any overstocks and ensuring efficient and effective commercialisation of the product.
  • You’ll manage cost pricing and administration of products within our central systems.
  • You will ensure retro claims are generated in a timely manner.

 

The Person:

  • Educated to Degree level (preferably in a Mathematical/ Economical/ Logistical Field)
  • WSET Level 2 or greater, or equivalent knowledge
  • 2 years previous purchasing experience (preferably in a drinks/FMCG-based role)
  • Must be computer literate (able to use Microsoft Office proficiently)
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical and organisational skills
  • Proactive and positive attitude
  • High levels of self-motivation and a good work ethic

 

This role would be perfect for seasoned buyer looking for a new challenge, and to develop within the drinks industry in a growing and dynamic company.