Retail/Purchasing

Assistant Buyer / ASSISTANT SPIRITS BUYER

Full Time Permanent

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ASSISTANT SPIRITS BUYER

Permanent Role
Location: Tottenham London
Salary £30k area
Office BasedThis profitable and entrepreneurial business, whose current client base includes some of the UK's best known restaurants, bars and clubs has a genuinely strong presence in London and is increasing its sales around the country – through organic growth and acquisition. With a turnover of over£100 million in 2019 it supplies a full range of drinks, spanning over 4,000 products, including spirits, wine and beer.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, this role will focus on Beer, Cider & Soft Drinks but may also include some and spirits. You'll work with some of the biggest names and brands in the drinks industry. Activities might include range reviews, vendor rationalisation, new supplier sourcing and contract renegotiation. The best candidates will be of graduate calibre and bring a strong intellect, commercial understanding, imagination and a high level of inter-personal skill coupled with a passion for this fascinating and rewarding industry. This is a 24/7 role and the successful candidate will be expected to be on call to reply to internal emails in the evenings occasionally when business needs require.

The Role: Assistant Spirits Buyer

The buying function is a key element in ensuring our competitiveness and profitability.
Reporting to the Commercial Director, this role will focus on Spirits.
The appointee will be expected to perform the following tasks:
Assess stock availability and place orders in an accurate and timely way to ensure warehouse quantities are appropriate.
Analysis of buying patterns to help predict future demand trends.
Liaise with other functions (for example warehouse, sales, and accounts) to help ensure the smooth running of the business and opportunities to improve systems are grasped.
Place purchase orders precisely with a high level of attention to detail.
The appointee will be expected to work effectively both on their own and as part of a team.
Based at our head office in London and reporting to the Commercial Director.The successful candidate will have

Good negotiation, numerical and analytical ability.
Graduate caliber.
Strong organisational and communication skills.
Excellent practical knowledge of popular IT packages.
Must have good Excel skills and be able to use a variety of function such as V-Look Up, Pivot Tables, index Matching and Sorting & Filtering data.
Well – organised and able to work to deadlines and to deal with multiple projects.
Self-motivated and proactive

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