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    Junior Buyer

Position:           Junior Buyer

Company:         JK Foods

Hours:              42.5 hours per week (exc breaks)

Shift Pattern:    Monday – Friday 8am – 5.30pm

Salary:              Dependant on skills and experience

Location:          Nottingham (Office Based)

Start date:        ASAP   

The Opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for a junior buyer to join our team at JK Foods Head Office in Nottingham.


The Role:

Working for one of the UK’s largest importers and distributors of foods from Asia and the Far East, supplying the Chinese wholesale, restaurant and takeaway market throughout the UK, this is a real opportunity for someone who loves a challenge, and for someone who is 100% committed to putting the time and effort into their development and progression. You must be organised, have a strong work ethic, be good with data/numbers and be confident enough to tackle the everyday challenges of business. This is an amazing opportunity so we want enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-driven individuals to join our great team.

Key Result Areas, Tasks and Main Duties:

  • Negotiating prices with suppliers for product lines
  • Maintain effective relationships with suppliers, deal with and contact suppliers daily
  • Negotiating terms, stock availability and stockholdings within your categories.
  • Review sales to interpret customer needs and react to any changes.
  • Review stock on a daily basis for stock ordering purposes
  • Reviewing and completing paperwork for overseas orders
  • Build and maintain key relationships with the supply base in order to achieve maximum flexibility and reliability
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to product quality e.g. identifying and resolving issues early on
  • Work with the warehouse Management team & Goods in to ensure accurate and timely information is shared in regards to inbound stock and any product quality issues are escalated to the supplier.
  • Carry out any other reasonable and necessary duties within your role and as required by your manager.


The Candidate – Skills & Experience required:


  • Previous Buying experience advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Oriental ethnic food advantageous.
  • Be able to work on own initiative and be adaptable
  • Confidence as working a part of a team and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Have experience in stock control & stock ordering
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Good time management, prioritisation, negotiation & organisational skills
  • The ability to perform under pressure
  • Proven numeracy skills including budgeting, forecasting and analysis.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to at least an intermediate level.
  • Language skills Mandarin and Cantonese advantageous.

A range of benefits are available to the successful candidate, including:

  • 30 days annual leave (Including bank holidays), Pro rata for part time employees
  • Auto enrolment pension.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff Discount in store.

If you have the skills and abilities to succeed in this role then we would love to hear from you.  Please apply now with a cover letter with your current salary and a copy of your CV.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback at this stage, therefore if you do not hear from us within four weeks, your application has not been successful.

The Company:

The Hyperama Group is a growing business and a dynamic place to work and is continually investing and developing the business and its employees to make it a better place to work and shop.

We employ circa 250 employees across the group, and our success is reliant on our staff feeling engaged, motivated and valued. We share a common goal of providing customer satisfaction as the group continues to expand its divisions and thrive in a variety of competitive markets.


JK Foods – one of the UK’s largest importers and distributors of foods from Asia and the Far East, selling and delivering across a wide range of markets including Chinese restaurants and Takeaways, wholesalers and major supermarkets. Each product (own label and branded) is carefully sourced from the country of origin capturing its unique richness and character and impeccable quality control ensures their products are leading the field across all categories. Our own brand, Tiger Tiger was launched to meet the growing demand for authentic premium Asian food. Tiger Tiger has a range of products allowing consumers to experience restaurant quality food in their own homes in a convenient and delicious manner. Tiger Tiger is widely sold in the UK and is also exported to the USA, Middle East and Europe.

Hyperama – one of the UK’s leading Cash & Carry in the Midlands. From small beginnings in Nottingham in 1976, the company now operates from 3 depots in the Midlands which include Nottingham, West Bromwich, and Peterborough.

Tiger Foodservice – a customer driven delivered business to a variety of customers which include traditional cafes, restaurants, care homes, schools, business, hospitality and leisure venues as well as Indian restaurants.

Bring me drink- an online retailer of licenced and soft drinks. Our aims are high, and we expect the journey ahead to be fast paced, exciting and rewarding for all of our team.

To apply, please send your CV with covering email or call us