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Sourcing / Buyer Manager

£30,000.00 - £50,000.00 yearly
  • SJM Recruit Limited
  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • 01/02/2019
Full time Purchasing-Procurement Retail

Job Description

Sourcing / Buyer Manager required to join a growing retail organisation.

Job Title: Sourcing / Buyer Manager
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000p/a depending on experience + benefits
Hours of Work: Full-time

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Sourcing / Buyer Manager to join a thriving Gloucestershire based retail organisation in a pivotal new role.


Reporting to the Head of Finance, you'll work closely with the in-house design team and sourcing consultant to develop new products and enhance the existing range. You'll be responsible for assisting factories with development, negotiating cost prices and ensuring delivery schedules are met.


Additionally, you'll ensure that all suppliers are compliant and that processes are in place both internally and externally to deliver the best quality product, at the right price, at the right time.


You'll have significant previous experience of working in a similar role, ideally within a retail, FMCG or similar environment and will be an excellent communicator with highly developed relationship building skills. You'll also possess strong negotiating skills combined with effective planning / time management skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • End-to-end ownership of product sourcing and delivery from factory to warehouse
  • Working closely with the Head of Finance to manage supplier cashflow requirements
  • Processing sourcing administration tasks e.g. raising POs on SAP, co-ordinating intake counts and raising debit notes, approving invoices
  • Understanding product construction and negotiating prices with factories to ensure best possible intake margins for the business
  • Negotiate and formulate contracts of supply and terms and conditions
  • Working with suppliers and freight forwarders to ensure goods are delivered on time and to specification
  • Identify high and low performers, create plans and strategies or range rationalisation
  • Communicating with customers and suppliers via telephone and email
  • Working with spreadsheets and manipulating data

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a recognised brand who have ambitious plans for growth.



Interested? For more information, please forward your CV as soon as possible.


SJM Recruit Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.