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Assistant Buyer (Co-Manufactured Products)

Manchester Airport
The Hut Group

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Assistant Buyer (Co-Manufactured Products)

Location Manchester Airport Office.


About The Hut Group:

THG's primary focus is health, beauty, prestige and nutrition related consumer goods. The company owns and operates many leading brands including LookFantastic.com, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare, ESPA and MyProtein.com - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand.

Due to expansion we are looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to support the team that is responsible for procurement of co-manufactured products for Myprotein and other sports nutrition brands.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will be managing and negotiating with multiple suppliers and managing spend for a range of finished products. You will take responsibility for all commercial aspects of the supplier relationship and support the innovation team in finding suppliers to develop new concepts, as well as working with the team to turn their ideas into real live products.

You will be required to deliver innovation from the supply base, reduce costs where possible and learn how to develop and manage contracts. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in developing a career within Procurement and demonstrate natural commercial awareness.


Work on developing a procurement strategy for a category of spend

Negotiate and award contracts

Develop THG’s supply base

Manage existing contracts maximising value

Work closely with others teams (NPD, Quality Assurance, Production)

Support best Procurement Practice to be embedded throughout the business


To be considered for this role you should have the following skills / qualifications:

  • Degree qualified
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills,
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness plus capable of making recommendations
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office to a high standard, particularly Excel.
  • Stakeholder management
  • Innovative approach
  • Good Understanding of Sports Nutrition Products


What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Onsite Doctor
  • Employee discounts
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme

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