Exciting Torbay business seeks a skilled buyer to assist with its growing operations.

Your new company

Rapidly expanding Torbay business seeks a skilled buyer with in depth experience in international product sourcing to assist with its growing operations.

Your new role

I'm looking for a sourcing specialist who is responsible for sourcing, product development, commercial negotiation and quality management of oversee suppliers. A position which will require regular travel to different countries.

Main duties will include:

  • Develop and Maintain of supplier base
  • Establish new suppliers and negotiate price and terms of trading for fabric and products
  • Close liaison suppliers to ensure quality, pricing, service and delivery are constantly monitored/improved
  • Develop a good product and market knowledge, work closely with designer, check development samples, monitor critical path, taking product from design to production within tight deadline.
  • The ability to travel frequently, for product approval and production inspection, is essential. Completion of any special projects as required

What you'll need to succeed


  • Significant work experience in product development and sourcing.
  • Experience purchasing textiles/materials
  • International travel with work
  • Possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Have the ability to think clearly, perform tasks efficiently and accurately, often to tight deadlines.
  • Be competent in Word, Excel, Email, Internet etc.
  • Have the ability to deal with all levels of management both internally and externally.


  • Education to degree level

What you'll get in return

£30000 - £38000

What you need to do now
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Required skills

  • buyer
  • purchasing
  • procurement
  • senior buyer
  • category buyer

Application question

Are you currently eligible to work in the UK?

Reference: 34629812

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