Category Buyer (Beer and soft drinks)


Established in 1978, Amathus Drinks Plc is a family owned wine and spirit merchant with a head office and distribution centre in Park Royal and 8 retail stores situated across prime locations in London, Brighton and Bath. We carry a comprehensive range of wines, spirits and beers which we sell to our customers across the UK in hospitality, specialist retail and direct to consumers.

In particular Amathus prides itself on the exclusive agency portfolio of wines and spirits which our team of experts meticulously source and import directly from all corners of the world on the criteria of provenance, distinction and, more than anything else, exceptional quality.

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 Job Description

You will be responsible for managing the purchasing of our beer and soft drink category.

As well as managing the replenishment of fast moving every day beers and soft drinks required by our customers in the hospitality sector, you will be tasked to curate an eclectic selection of beverages to complement the high standards set by our wine and spirit portfolio. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Managing stock levels, orders and rotation to ensure that we have the freshest product always available to our customers in sufficient quantities as per the fast evolving demand to maximise sales and profitability of the category.  

Negotiating best terms, exclusivities, regular promotions and marketing support to enhance distribution and sales across all channels including website and trade sales and retail.  

Updating price files across all channels

Matching up POs and supplier invoices, advising discrepancies

Ensuring that the supporting junior administrator manages daily tasks to support the category buyer role such as answering incoming supplier calls, booking in deliveries, out of stock adjustments and sales teams and customer notification emails, end of day incoming delivery analysis and chasing of undelivered POs, printing off POs for our warehouse for the next day’s incoming goods, scanning documents/photographing products (Expired/Damaged). General warehouse runs (locating items, BBD checks etc). Weekly collation of empty keg numbers with warehouse ready for supplier collection, product data collection and maintenance.


Requirements and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be of a relevant degree qualified calibre, have a positive can-do attitude and excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Somebody proactive who can cope with unpredictable volumes of work, busy periods, tight deadlines and a great work ethic.

This hands on role demands meticulous attention to detail and ability to learn in a fast-paced environment.

Strong negotiation skills essential.

Applicant must reside comfortably within a 60 minute commute to Park Royal, London NW10 7ST

Previous management experience in a purchasing or similar administration role essential.


Salary and Benefits

We are offering an excellent package comprising a competitive basic salary commensurate to experience, an exciting bonus scheme, holidays, staff discounts and company pension. Good promotion prospects exist within our growing business.

This fast-paced role is results orientated and can be highly rewarding to the right individual.


How to Apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience required, please email your CV to include your postcode with a covering letter outlining your eligibility for this role to



No Agencies please.

Unfortunately we are only able to contact those that meet our selection criteria, so if you do not hear from us please assume you have not been successful. If we contact you, we will need to verify your right to work in the UK and your educational and professional achievements.

Amathus is an equal opportunities employer. All employment decisions are made offering equal treatment regarding protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. No form of discrimination, by staff, clients or applicants, is tolerated by Amathus.