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Junior Buyer - Beauty

Job Title: Junior Buyer - Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Yorkshire, South Yorkshire
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH9688a
Contact Name: Rosie Williamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Role Title
Junior Buyer - Beauty
25-30k depending on skills & experience + bonus + benefits
South Yorkshire

My client, a leading whoesale business, is looking to appoint a bright, socially confident, hardworking and enthusiastic Junior Beauty Buyer to join their growing head office team based in South Yorkshire. Established in the 1970's, the business has long-standing relationships with many major manufacturers and source quality branded products for supply into the international market as well as major UK retailers including B&M, Poundland, TK Maxx, Superdrug and Home Bargains. You will be passionate about the products you will be buying, Cosmetics & Fragrance, and have a genuine desire to drive this already successful category forward. Having recently invested in new £1m state of the art offices, this is an exciting time for an astablished Assistant or Junior Buyer with a passion for cosmetics and fragrance to join a lively, dynamic and growing team of young professionals!

Role & Responsibilities
Reporting into the Buying Director, the role will involve the following:

  • Analysing offers to present to the Buying Director
  • Sourcing FMCG product lines from various suppliers
  • Liaising with other departments within the organisation i.e. Finance regarding payment of suppliers and Sales regarding selling of stock
  • Managing and visiting key suppliers
  • Business development - making initial contact with potential new suppliers and inputting data into supplier relationship database
  • Representing the business at trade fairs in the UK and overseas

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • You must have over 18 months experience at Assistant or Junior Level, with Junior Buyer responsibilities (miniumum)
  • Experience buying FMCG/ Health & Beauty products for a supplier/retailer is desirable
  • Good analytical skills, a keen eye for detail and be confident at making decisions
  • Customer facing and well presented with excellent communication skills
  • Good time management skills with an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (including working knowledge of spreadsheets)
  • Educated to university level is preferred but not essential
  • A passion for learning, Health & Beauty products and a desire to succeed
  • A drive to deliver strong results and progress within a business
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team and communicate at all levels

Client information
Our client is an award-winning supplier of Health & Beauty products, based in South Yorkshire

25-30k depending on skills & experience + bonus + benefits

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