HonestBrew is all about discovering and finding your favourites. As one of the UK’s go-to online retailers for craft drinks, we stock a constantly evolving range catering to a wide variety of tastes, and are dedicated to matching the right products to discerning customers. From a core selection of staple suppliers to an ever-rotating mix of exciting new producers - many of whom are exclusive to HonestBrew - our range is the best in the business.
Based (in normal times) in our HQ in London, we are a team of 15 naturally curious people with a love of the beer and drinks industry and passion for the producers that we list. We pride ourselves on the relationships we've established and solidified since starting out over 8 years ago; alongside our customers, our suppliers are at the heart of what we do.
We are looking for an experienced buyer to continue our relationships and support the HonestBrew retail strategy. Using excellent negotiation skills and commercial acumen, your key focuses will include maintaining stock levels and purchasing cadence, refining and reviewing our range and supply base and dialling in our purchasing and product-creation processes.
You will bring an attitude of curiosity to learn and ambition to take the HonestBrew purchasing team to the next level. The nature of our work environment is fast-paced, so you’ll be someone with bags of energy and comfortable juggling a variety of tasks on a daily basis.
Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management
High computer literacy (G Suite / MS 365)
Highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail
Familiarity with automated systems and data analysis
Good commercial acumen
Ability to prioritise tasks, work to tight deadlines and make decisions under pressure
Market and competitor analysis
Purchasing coordination, contract negotiation
Demand planning and forecasting
Expertise in and understanding of the beer and drinks industry in the UK and abroad
Background in FMCG, ideally with an E-commerce focus
Ambition to bring HonestBrew’s purchasing team to the next level
Adaptable and enjoy getting involved in a variety of tasks
You possess a clear passion for the drinks industry, translating into regular research of market journals and social media
High level of integrity with the ability to speak truth to management, owning your decisions and be self-effacing with your own development
A positive attitude and an inclination for negotiation under pressure
A sense of humour, because that makes things fun
25 days annual leave
Flexible working (two office days per week)
£30 beer credit on HonestBrew, per month
30% team discount across our portfolio
Summer Fridays and team socials throughout the year
Regular paid travel to local & European beer festivals
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