Essential Trading Co-operative are recruiting for a full-time Buyer in our Goods-In team. As a member of this busy team, you will be responsible for making purchases, stock control, maintaining the highest level of quality of our products, and investigating the market in search of new and exciting opportunities.
The successful candidate will be passionate about quality vegetarian, vegan and organic products, with some background in the wholesale foods industry, and ready for the rewards and challenges of working co-operatively.
We pride ourselves on cultivating a close and friendly relationship with our customers and suppliers, so good communication skills and a methodical approach to work are vital. We also require a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and some business / industry awareness.
You’ll be joining a diverse, dynamic and positive bunch of people aiming to change the world for the better. We are a wholesaler, manufacturer and retailer, proud of specialising in ethically-produced, organic, vegan and GMO-free food, sourced from all corners of the globe.
As a worker co-operative, Essential provides unique opportunities: you can be sure of a meaningful job, with the chance to become involved in a variety of projects beyond your core responsibilities.
The starting wage is £10.45 per hour, increasing with length of service, plus benefits and worker discounts.