• Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Interim & Temporary Appointments

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £26000 - £29000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kelly Taylor

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    14 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Buyer - £26,000 - £29,000 depending on experience - Reading - 14-month maternity cover, to start immediately

The company

A leader in their field with a well-established team.

The role

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Buyer who is available immediately for a maternity cover. This will include a handover with the current incumbent. Must be an experienced buyer or a highly experienced purchasing candidate looking for a step up.

  • Managing the end to end supply chain relationships to ensure best possible quality, cost, delivery and overall supplier reliability
  • Pre-container stock reconciliation and interrogation
  • Being responsible for stock replenishment and forecasting stock
  • Import administration and quality control checks of inbound containers
  • Reviewing material requirements with the Factory Manager requirements to ensure timely delivery I time with production
  • Maintaining a computerised purchasing database, chase quotations, place purchase orders, agree delivery schedules
  • Cost and supplier analysis and report writing
  • New supplier sourcing and engagement
  • Management of supplier service contracts
  • To expedite all purchase orders identifying any shortages or anticipated delays and where appropriate find alternative products / source of supply
  • Follow up delivery discrepancies
  • Creating barcodes for new item lines
  • Working with our in-house design team and International suppliers to create and develop new products
  • To seek to add value through the removal of deadstock and / or improved offering
  • Yearly stock takes - input, analysis and investigation of full stock check figures
  • Adhoc financial duties within the finance department

What you'll need to be successful

  • Experience buying from China and the Far East including knowledge of what is required to clear customs
  • Previous experience in a buying role
  • A flexible and positive attitude with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to identify cost reduction and sourcing opportunities
  • Strong IT and analytical skills

What you'll receive in return

If successful, in return you will receive:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Local and regular public transport links
  • 22 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme

How to proceed

If this role is of interest, please click apply or contact Kelly Taylor at Wade Macdonald

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.