Junior Buyer

The Company
This forward thinking, cutting edge industry leader is seeking a Junior Buyer (Fresh Category) to join their expanding team. Located in a modern and perfectly situated CBD office near Darling Harbour, you’ll be working for an organization who has embarked on a transformational change to offer the consumer a refreshingly new retail experience, whilst also reaching the best possible financial performance for the business.  
What you will be doing
As a Junior Buyer, you will be responsible for the end to end management of the companies Food for Later categories.  As such, you will be functioning as part of a close-knit team, you’ll assist with driving cost reduction and improved overall services, for greater efficiencies across the business.  You will also assertively advocate the value of smart procurement, to create alignment with and buy-in from your internal stakeholders. 

Your duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Managing, writing and revising purchase orders daily and following the change process and ensuring all necessary signatures and approvals are obtained.
  • Monitoring and following up on all late Purchase Orders with vendors/suppliers
  • Reviewing shipment dates and revising, redirecting or cancelling as needed
  • Tracking all PO's generated through the system
  • Organising reports for buyers on a weekly basis
  • Utilising available systems and business resources to promote the business schedule
  • Identifying and reviewing business and market trends with buyers and preparing seasonal analysis reports as required
  • Coordinating travel arrangements for the team and completing Buyer itinerary paperwork including scheduling market appointments.
The successful candidate will;
  • Have 1-3 years’ experience in a Purchasing department or Procurement team
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be strong with MS Excel and Word
  • Be able to negotiate with vendors
  • Have a hands on attitude
  • Good data entry skills
  • Enjoy identifying areas for improvement and to solve complex problems in a simple way
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing and diverse environment
 If you feel you have the aforementioned attributes and are interested in working for a fast moving and forward thinking organisation, apply now without delay.
Sydney (Sydney)
Josephine Connolly