Assistant Buyer - FMCG

Posted 2 days ago by Page Personnel

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£24,000 - £30,000/annum

You the Assistant Buyer will assist Senior Buyer in sourcing new products to ensure the range is competitive in the market.

Client Details

A great opportunity for an Assistant Buyer (FMCG) to join a leading business in the Manchester City Centre. The business is known for FMCG products to Pet toys, hair care & cosmetics to candles, wax melts etc.


  • Develop new and improve existing items for the Group.
  • Develop & build customer own label brands.
  • Develop new categories for customer base through buying and sourcing.
  • Sourcing suppliers which can fit within existing distribution channels.
  • Source Product based on brief to fit into either price points, trends or existing programmes.
  • Strengthen supply chain based on relationships, networks, price, availability and longevity.
  • Working & reporting to the Senior Buyer to ensure optimum availability of stock.
  • Identify new potential markets based on mid-long-term longevity.
  • Develop, design and position products for identified channels.
  • Handle key channel accounts for OEM projects.
  • Liaise between purchasing, production and marketing.
  • Brief artwork department with product design and usps.
  • Need to conduct market research to provide brief for the text on the products.
  • Procure technical support data for new products for quality assurance and health and safety.
  • Oversee purchase invoices for components
  • Liaising with internal and external sales personnel to provide detailed stock availability information.
  • Willing to travel worldwide for visiting Trade Fairs and visiting factories to ensure compliance.
  • Creating, raising and sending purchase orders to vendors using MRP system.
  • Confirming with vendors receipt of purchase orders.
  • Progressing outstanding purchase orders with vendors to ensure stock availability at all times and then updating arrival dates
  • Maintenance of orders and data according to the buying systems set up in Navision.


  • Currently working as a Buying Assistant / Assistant Buyer or similar
  • Understanding & experience with Far East & Indian manufacturers
  • Experience of MS Office to an intermediary level
  • Commercial awareness, negotiation of high-level contracts & creativity
  • An understanding of import/export processes and lead times
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the business
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Hands on approach

Job Offer

£25K - £30K DOE

Close to transport links

Discount on Product

Assistant Buyer - FMCG

Assistant Buyer - FMCG

Assistant Buyer - FMCG

Contract Length:
Job Reference:
JN -022021-2171417_1620154366
Job ID:
Less than 10

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