Agricultural Products Buyer – West Midlands
De Lacy Executive has been retained to source an Agricultural Products Buyer for a successful and expanding merchant business based in the West Midlands. This is an important role as the buyer can enhance profits by acquiring suitable goods at competitive prices through strategic planning and purchasing. The role is based at the HQ to work predominantly with livestock producers, however pet and equestrian products may also be part of the remit.
The ideal applicant will be comfortable working in a fast pace environment. There are opportunities for progression and an opening for the successful individual make an impact on the company. The culture is one where the employees are made to feel like a person rather than a number.
The responsibilities will include:
- Input on improving and developing the business
- Product Selection
- Setting stocking levels
- Negotiating prices, quantities and delivery time-scale
- Identifying and meeting suppliers/manufacturers
- Financial administration
- Trade Show attendance
- A background and understanding of the agricultural sector
- Previous retail experience
- Excellent numeracy skills
- Ideally, previous buying experience
- Ability to cope with pressure
- Effective organisational/communication skills
- Ability to work in a team
A competitive salary will be offered depending on the successful individual’s experience
Please e-mail your enquiry or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laura Edwards of De Lacy Executive on 01885 483440/01885 485529/07506297071 for more information. Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. Any details you provide will be securely retained and will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.
De Lacy Executive is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business, Agri-Food and Land-based Business Sectors. It was established in 2000. The team of consultants consists of experienced practical and supply trade agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards. De Lacy Executive is the only agricultural recruitment consultancy approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is one of the few registered with the UK's Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.