Buyer - FMCG

Reference:

425875

Sector:

Direct Buyer, Procurement

Salary:

£30,000 to £35,000 Per Annum

Town/City:

Watford

Contract Type:

Permanent

Date Posted:

21/04/2021 22:44:00

My client a well established business within the FMCG and design industry are looking for a product account executive who will help manage key accounts and help to develop new business by developing ranges and sourcing new products.

The ideal person will have experience from a buying or production background with experience of working with retailers in the UK , development of new products and exposure of working with factories in the far East is also a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaising daily with factories in the Far East
  • Briefing new product development to factories
  • Researching product categories and trends
  • Collating detailed briefs for the Far East
  • Preparing reports for customers in terms of trends / market research / competitor audits
  • Sourcing new product
  • Preparing customer quotes
  • Update costing model to calculate quotes
  • Working closely with the Design team, briefing in new concepts, packaging ideas, plannograms
  • Reviewing , user trialling and carrying out detailed checks on all incoming samples
  • Keep a log of all samples labelling and storing them in a tidy fashion
  • Reviewing lines with QA team being clear on test requirements and briefing factories
  • Briefing in packaging to the design team, which includes writing up the sales blurb for all packaging. Requesting cutter guides from factories
  • Checking all packaging
  • Completing customer documentation to ensure successful setup and delivery of products e.g. New line forms, price change forms
  • Chasing PO's from customers
  • Help prepare for meetings , organising samples and sending out samples to customers

  • Minimum 2-3 years buying / production experience
  • Attention to detail essential
  • Comprehensive in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Good multi-tasking skills and problem-solving skills
  • Work well on own initiative but also within a team

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.