Junior Buyer

The Role: Junior Buyer – Basildon based

To support the Buying team by completing administrative activities to facilitate the smooth running of the department whilst learning the essentials to become a successful Buyer (full training will be given).

Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting and completing buying information into Microsoft excel sheets for the Buying team
  • Preliminary sell pricing based on market research (competitor pricing + Reg RRPs)
  • Creating listings of products and maintaining our systems e.g., AX uploading, description changes
  • Ownership of accounts less than £50k revenue as a benchmark with development plan to take on ownership of a major FMCG group of accounts after maximum a year
  • Supporting New Business by working through the commercials of deals and supporting to target supplier gaps and opportunities
  • Being the eyes and ears to the market by conducting customer and competitor shopping visits and capturing insights to share with the team

Qualifications and Experience

  • Cold calling
  • Very numerate with minimum of Grade 5 at GCSE Level Maths & English - essential
  • Trading mindset – gets satisfaction from doing a deal
  • Tenacious & a problem solver
  • Driven – interested in pursuing a career in Buying


  • Negotiation skills training
  • Sales/Buying experience.
  • Confidence with core Microsoft office applications; excel, outlook

Job holder attributes

  • Loves doing varied tasks everyday – no day is ever the same
  • Self-motivated – don’t wait to be asked to do something, being pro-active in this role is vital
  • Enjoys a fast paced, dynamic, and unpredictable working week
  • Happy working with detail
  • Enjoys building relationships, getting to know customers and staff on a personal as well as business level
  • Well organised and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Able to work alone and within a team
  • Confident enough in own abilities to crack on and get it done when see a problem that needs fixing
  • Can win the hearts and minds of colleagues and customers quickly
  • Strong communicator
  • Confident in using Microsoft applications, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Style reflecting the company values: Collaboration, empathy, inspiring trust, resilience and innovation

The Package

  • Salary from £24,000 + a competitive salary DOE
  • Full training will be given
  • Monday 9:00am – 5:30pm 1 hour for lunch
  • Hybrid currently working Monday and Fridays at home
  • Holiday 25 days + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Company online discount shop
  • Healthcare cashplan

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.

Give us a call
01702 46 44 44