Japanese Speaking Buyer

Advertised on : 05 Jun 2018 | Closing date : 03 Sep 2018

  Job Reference : 10076



Contract Type




£24,000 to £30,000 depending on experience


Job profile

My client, a highly prestigious company are looking for Buyer with a real passion for oriental foods.


Main responsibilities

·           To search for products and manufacturers through search engines such as BRC Directory, Valid IT and each country’s Food speciality websites.

·           To visit and select the best manufacturers for the targeted products. To negotiate the best possible terms.

·           To manage and develop supplier relationships, ensuring that all manufacturers are developed to achieve target levels of business.

·           To liaise closely with the Technical Department to ensure that all new products, ingredients and manufacturers conform to current legal requirements and food safety standards.

·           To set up new products on SAP database, in accordance with the Purchase procedure. Ensure the item data is maintained and up to date.

·           To ensure that all importing documents and certificates comply with relevant current legislation.

·           To liaise with manufacturers and check the shipping schedule of incoming containers.

·           To liaise with Sales Departments to obtain sales forecast and customer feedback, so as to manage demand and plan orders accordingly.


Key Contacts External:


Internal:       General Manager

Sales Managers and team

Purchasing manager and team

NPD managers and team

Technical manager and Team

                   Financial manager and team

                   Stock Controller


External:       Relevant Suppliers

                   Forwarding Agents

                   Port Health Authorities


Who we are looking for

·           Bachelor degree is desirable

·           Excel, Word, SAP.

·           Native or fluent in English and Japanese

·           Experience in Purchasing or in Food business is desirable

·           Work experience in Importing & Exporting is an advantage



North London


Functional Areas : Trading & SCM;Procurement, Purchasing & Sourcing
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (London)

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