Job Reference: DMS7145

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Job Description

My Client is one of the leading Retail/ FMCG organisations in the Irish and International marketplace and due to an internal promotion; a vacancy has arose on the Buying team. This is a GOLDEN opportunity for an ambitious ; switched on Buyer (FMCG) to join a dynamic Business- I don’t say this lightly !

My Client would have worked hard on cultivating a positive culture and in the last 5 years have are now recognised as an Employer of choice ! There are several reasons why this is a must for consideration if you are a diligent Buyer who wants to grow in a thriving Business.

  • The people in the Business- you will get exposure to all areas of the Business; you will work in an open plan office- there is a real vibrant atmosphere- and they employ genuine ; hardworking people who want to take ownership and a collaborative approach is key. ( anyone with a selfish; boisterous attitude won’t last !)
  • The Hiring Manager- Great guy! Calm; composed; switched on – loves to see people who are ethical; honest and have that spark and drive. He has been with the Business for over 15 years and would be a great line manager to work with and learn from.
  • Career progression and the commercial experience you will obtain- it will be second to none- the last 3 years has seen continued growth- for a short time; they were at Number 2 but back to Number 1 spot !
  • The Role

    Reporting to the Head of Buying, as Buyer, you will work closely with suppliers; sales marketing and will analyse relevant information in order to improve and optimise pricing, and to grow sales for the category within the Business.

    As Buyer, you will be responsible for negotiating the purchase costs, pulling together and analysing sales information and maintaining the master price file and flagging up discrepancies to the Head of Buying. ( Another sell to the position is one of the suppliers you will work with- I know and recruit for one of them and they are a terrific Business who will partner with you )

    Key Responsibilities

    • Preparation of reports detailing purchases and profitability by supplier and customer
    • Provide insight into reports developed; highlighting areas of success and lost opportunity
    • Analyse market information, together with supplier information to identify / inform revised pricing options
    • Drive improvements in margin through monthly verbal and written communications with Sales and Finance teams
    • Management of contract negotiations and ongoing relationships with new and existing suppliers ensuring that appropriate terms and KPI’s/ SLA’s achieve maximum benefit
    • Partner with internal teams and collaborate with senior stakeholders

    Key Requirements

    • Minimum of 2 years previous experience as a buyer and ideally within the FMCG / Retail sector.
    • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen.
    • Excellent analytical skills and excellent interpersonal skills is a must.
    • Third-level degree is essential
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

    For more information please contact Denis Mac Sweeney on 087 977 2742 or email Denis at . All applications will be treated confidentially.


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