17th August 2018

Assistant Trading Manager

Reference: BBBH15104

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 17/08/2018

Assistant Trading Manager

Full Time Fixed Term Contract



Abacus temporary staffing are delighted to be retained by their client a EU leading FMGC organisation based in Belfast, to appoint a FTC assistant trading manager. With over 140 years trading experience within the FMCG industry, our client has an exceptionally strong reputation and portfolio of brands, it proves to be an excellent opportunity for any experienced buyer.

Why This Role

As the market leader in Ireland and Europe and one of Ireland top 100 employers you will be provided with the opportunity to work for one of the most recognised organisations in their industry, a chance to represent a brand that is eco-friendly, has a customer centric approach, supports local communities and produces an increase in profits year on year. You will join a stable organisation that will allow you the chance to work with an established portfolio of products and increase sales performance in your category of brands.

The Role

The successful candidate will work with an assigned product portfolio that has been established within the market and it will be your responsibility to increase sales of these through through a variety of methods such as:

  • Review product range and develop these products in order to suit customer base and market trends
  • Analysis performance of product range
  • Introduce other products to the category range to maximise profits
  • Negotiate pricing and purchasing terms, manage margins and retail prices in order to ensure best return on profits
  • Build successful sustainable long term business relationships with all clients and suppliers


  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience at a buyer level
  • Previous experience for managing product portfolios
  • Previous experience in working towards KPI’s in a target driven environment
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution experience required
  • Exceptional planning and organisation skills
  • Full driving license
  • Ability to analysis and interpret data


  • 3rd level qualification in Business, finance or a business related subject
  • Experience of working in a trading function
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience working with traders and suppliers negotiating terms and pricing
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience within FMCG industry


  • FTC starting immediately
  • Weekly pay for hours worked previous week
  • Opportunity to work for an ethically trading innovative leading organisation
  • Opportunity to work with an organisation that places great emphasis on supporting start up businesses


Laura Kearney laura@abacus.jobs 02890998458

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Laura Kearney

Laura Kearney

Business Services Temporaries Recruitment Consultant

028 9031 3157

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