Assistant Buyer

Barnsley, South Yorkshire | Ref: BBBH32641

£24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + plus benefits

Assistant Buyer

West Yorkshire

£24,000 - £28,000 plus benefits

Role Profile

Cast UK are recruiting an Assistant Buyer position for an established FMCG business based in the West Yorkshire area. This business has gone through an exciting period of change and growth; and this is an exciting opportunity for someone to step into this position. You will provide essential support to the Senior Buyer by taking responsibility for 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 organized and 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


£24,000 - £28,000 depending on experience, plus benefits,

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