Imports Buyer - Chinese Speaking

Are you a Chinese speaker looking to develop your career in imports? This might just be the perfect opportunity for you.

A family-run FMGC food retail specialist is urgently seeking an Imports Buyer. The successful applicant will:

-Ensure timely and efficient purchasing of imported items taking into consideration the extended delivery time lines
-Manage and process all import documentation, payments and invoices in an efficient and timely manner
-Ensure delivery of sales and profit for imported items, in line with the agreed buying strategy
-Deliver a strong imported range, ensuring a company-wide commercial mix, identifying new brands and keeping ahead of trends
-Engage in supplier negotiations, managing all aspects of buying to maximise the profit; margin, sell through, markdown
-Work across the business with store managers and marketing, to drive import sales, promotions and maximise opportunities
-Build strong supplier relationships to negotiate optimum terms. Develop partnerships with key suppliers to maximise commercial relationships
-Ensure KPIs including margins / markdowns and costs are in line with budget
-Agree selling prices in line with the market, company policy and agreed price points with line manager
-Implement and suggest strategies for Purchasing / Imports Department
-Analyse reports on a regular basis for sales trends
-Manage immediate reports and submit reports and analyses

Profile and skills required:

-Interest in food
-Numerate with good analytical skills
-Brand building experience
-Good knowledge of local and overseas and market trends
-Current/relevant product and market awareness
-Good negotiating and communication skills
-Able to work and make logical decisions under pressure
-Able to manage time well to prioritise multiple workstreams / objectives
-Good financial awareness and acumen
-Innovative and uses initiative
-Intermediate Excel experience
-Over 3 years' experience in a buying team or similar
-Good English verbal and written skills
-Chinese speaking (Mandarin or Cantonese)

If this feels like the opportunity you are looking for and your experience and skills match the above then click "Apply" or call/e-mail Ben Sanchez for more information.

Thank you for applying to Euro London Appointments, the UK's largest independent language consultancy. We aim to respond as promptly as possible to your application, however, due to the high level of CVs we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our client's requirements. To enquire about other vacancies please visit our website at www.eurolondon.com

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Ben Sanchez

Team: Sales & Marketing

I specialise in: Recruiting for Sales & Marketing positions

I speak: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

About me: My academic background is in Psychology and after teaching and doing research on Language Acquisition I worked in several other areas including Sales. I am passionate about travelling, people, languages and skiing.

Fun fact: I also worked as a ski instructor!

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