Buyer (Cookstown) (28-30k)

Job Description

VANRATH have partnered with an ambitious Jewellery company that is rapidly expanding their international roots. The organisation is recruiting for a Stock Controller position.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any stock/buying experienced individual to join a longstanding company that offers many routes for progression.

We now require a stock controller / buyer to manage our stock across our suite of brands. Working with our sales team and manufacturing partners across the world, you will manage all stock movements within the business through sales forecasting and sales history. You will engage in product demand planning ensuring that our jewellery is available when and where it is required.

This is a vitally important role within our ambitious team at a time when we are experiencing sustained growth. We believe this role will provide the right candidate with opportunities to grow within an expanding team. The opportunities for career development will be both nurtured and encouraged. The role will provide an opportunity to learn and grow within a dynamic team. There may also be the opportunity for international travel.


Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm (Office-based)


Up to £30,000 (depending on experience) plus a fantastic benefits package.


Stock control & Management

  • Successfully forecast our stock requirements using historical sales data
  • Work to maximise profits through just in time production, and improve efficiencies in deliveries to us and our customers
  • Engage in order processing, returns management, and redistributing inventory across all departments and key partners
  • Working with internal stakeholders, manage excess stock to increase stock efficiencies.
  • Manage our internal Purchase orders and deal with our own team in Asia and global suppliers to manage production and quality and that they adhere to our shipping/ production requirements
  • Manage internal stock checks to ensure accurate up to date data
  • Manage weekly stock movements to our key partners globally
  • Provide assistance in the analysis the full life cycle of our products and implement change where necessary
  • Work with designers to manage new product launches, product promotions and POS
  • Identify and implement new procedures to ensure our products adhere to global consumer protections laws


  • Report to internal stakeholders including CEO on performance of products and suppliers
  • Produce weekly stock performance reports
  • Produce regular supplier performance reports, devising and implementing new KPI's to ensure efficient supplier relationships
  • Working with the CEO establish new budgets and ensure that these are adhered to.
  • Preparation and delivery of monthly reports as required to the sales team and senior management

General skills and experience required

  • 2 years experience in a similar role
  • the ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment and to quickly identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • sound decision-making skills and the ability to plan and prioritise.
  • Excellent microsoft excel knowledge
  • excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • the capability to work well as part of a team and to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • strong analytical and numerical skills to work out budgets and understand sales figures.
  • strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand what will appeal to customers.


  • Learning & career development opportunities
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Jewellery allowance
  • Life insurance * 4 times annual salary
  • Critical life cover
  • Access to health app which gives 24/7/365 access to GP appointments

Recent Feedback from our candidates:

''I found Vanrath very professional from the off, they took the time to understand my background and experience only putting me forward for Jobs, that were suitable both with respect to my experience and abilities as well as my intended career direction.''

''VANRATH were extremely supportive throughout the recruitment process and answered any queries I had, whilst keeping me informed of progress the entire time. This provided me with more confidence going into the interviews and helped me to secure my new role. Highly recommend!''

''Had a brilliant experience with Vanrath, after having used many other recruiters in the past VANRATH really listened to what type of role I wanted and made the whole process very smooth and easy!''