Beaumont Select

Buyer - Gaming

£30-40k + pension
26 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Buyer - Gaming ... Superb opportunity for a Buyer with 2/3 years experience who is into Gaming...

"Work hard, play hard" Would you like to make your hobby your "day job"? Are you a Gamer and do you enjoy keeping up with the latest releases and technology in the gaming world? If so, this could be the job for you….

Our client is a privately owned company who specialise in the wholesale and distribution of video games, consoles and accessories. Their rapidly growing customer database consists of UK distributors, international distributors, high street retailers, internet retailers, corporate resellers, mail order companies and independent retailers.

Because of their continuing success, they are looking to employ a Buyer to manage existing supplier relationships, identify new suppliers and improve or maintain margins on those products through effective purchasing. They will manage the bulk of buying activities, acting as a day to day operational lead, working with the Commercial Director and COO plus the Sales Team with the Head of Business Development.

They are looking people with the right personal ingredients as well as the right skills and experience; with drive, ambition and attitude. Those that hunger for success and are willing to put in the extra effort to achieve it will be rewarded and become key to their future successes. Their staff are seen as assets, if you perform and are willing to take more responsibility, use your  initiative and show that they can do more; you really will be supported in your career ambitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To negotiate agreements with suppliers to ensure that value for money and excellent service levels are maintained and optimised across all categories of expenditure
  • Negotiate prices for new products and try to improve existing prices, maintain and improve margins product by product and overall

  • Working with the wider team to strategically source products and suppliers from UK and overseas markets

  • Agreeing terms and conditions of business with new suppliers

  • Ensuring that product cost targets are achieved and inventory levels are managed to support customer requirements, whilst preventing the accumulation of excess stock

  • Use initiative and experience to suggest order quantities based on sales and lead times

  • Identify problem stock lines to clear and work with the wider team to raise and solve these issues

  • Manage and plan order logistics with the with the Warehouse Manager and Management Team

  • Expedite incoming deliveries to ensure that lead-times are met and continuity of supply is maintained

  • Liaising with logistics companies to make sure all relevant documentation for clearing and delivering goods has been sent

  • Managing stock levels; updating accurately and in the correct format as new stock is purchased and delivered

  • Raising and sending purchase orders on a daily basis in a timely manner

  • Chasing relevant paperwork needed for book keeping / accounts, e.g. invoices

  • Notifying the Purchasing Team and Sales Team of incoming and newly arrived products

  • Regularly updating and maintaining the supplier database

  • Creating presentation, datasheets and other sales materials as directed by the Commercial Director or the COO

  • Ability to travel globally to visit suppliers, as required


  • At least 3 years buying and purchasing experience in a similar role for a commercial organisation

  • Experience of working within the Video Games distribution industry – desirable

  • Proven negotiating track record and commercial success

  • Experience of building and maintaining effective relationships with internally and externally

  • Experience of managing stock levels and liaising with suppliers

  • Experience of using databases to manage stock levels

  • Experience of working in a small and energetic team

  • Experience of using Excel

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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