Product Category Buyer
FWD Thinking are supporting a leading supplier of products to the motor industry, the company currently distributes to over 85 partners worldwide and has its own subsidiary in America.
This role will involve all aspects of the buying cycle, from product development, project management, range planning within product categories, supplier liaison and cost price negotiation, striving to maintain the integrity of the brand and achieve company' objectives.
The ideal candidate will be a very well organised person with excellent communication skills. It is vital that you are able to work on your own initiative, with good attention to detail. You must be PC literate with a good knowledge of Excel. Experience of complete product purchasing is essential, ideally involving some Far East sourcing. Being CIPS qualified or working towards it would also be an advantage.
Other desirable skills include:
The ability to identify the needs of the market, source a product that meets those needs, and then tweak it, improve it and co-ordinate with the graphics team to package it in such a way that its more attractive to the consumer than the competitions offering.
Able to examine our current range, identify ways to improve it, and then develop replacement products with those improvements incorporated.
The ability to find better sources for current products, either from a cost point of view, or quality point of view, or ideally both.
The role is varied with excellent prospects for progression, which would eventually include visits to European trade shows and some Far East travel. If you feel you have the necessary experience and skills to succeed in this post an excellent salary, and benefits package awaits.
If you feel that you match the above, please get in touch with Lauren Prince for more information.