Assistant Buyer

Barnsley, South Yorkshire | Ref: BBBH31585

£22500.00 - £24000.00 per annum

Assistant Buyer


Circa £23,000

Role Profile

Cast UK are recruiting an Assistant Buyer position for an established FMCG business based in the Barnsley area. This business has gone through an exciting period of change and growth; therefore this is an exciting opportunity for someone to step into this position. You will provide essential support to the Senior Buyer by taking responsibility of orders, forecasts, some cost negotiation, and supplier management. This position will ideally suit someone with some experience in a similar role, i.e. a buying placement within an FMCG environment. This role will involve high volume and large SKU's so a real go-getter is essential! You will be joining a dynamic team within a leading business that can offer further learning and development opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for Purchasing admin tasks
  • Competitor analysis
  • Looking at order forecasts, signing off PO's and supporting the Buyer
  • Helping to build commercial ranges
  • Working with large volumes and high SKU count

Required Skills & Experience

  • Some experience in a similar role or an interest in / understanding of buying is essential
  • Experience within FMCG or Retail would be advantageous
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise workload
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Product driven
  • Highly commercial
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • Confident and outgoing, able to forge strong working relationships


Circa £23,000

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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