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Commercial Linguist International Buyer Coventry

VACANCY: Commercial Linguist/International Buyer – National Distribution Centre

Location: Coventry

This opportunity is for the role of a Commercial Linguist/International Buyer in one of the UK’s leading and fastest-growing B2B packaging suppliers. Kite Packaging is an employee-owned business with ferociously ambitious growth plans.

You will be joining an established, profitable, growing technology-backed business and will be part of a purchasing team based in Coventry.

We seek a dynamic, commercially strong linguist who can thrive in a pressurized and fast-moving environment. Perhaps at the start of their career, we are looking for a driven individual with a strong commercial instinct. Ideally the candidate will understand distribution, purchasing, supply chains and the infrastructure of imports.

The role will involve:-

  • Managing a portfolio of international suppliers
  • Identifying new suppliers
  • Supporting the Product Development Team in sourcing new products
  • Resourcing current products
  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory management

Candidates must:-

  • Be fluent in Italian – other European languages such as German are an advantage
  • Have experience within a commercial or purchasing environment
  • Be educated to degree level ideally
  • Be highly motivated
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Possess commercial awareness and entrepreneurial flair
  • Have experience of distribution/purchasing/supply chains/ imports

In return, we will offer you the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced and skilled people in our industry. You will be joining a business that has grown from zero to a major national player and where the energy and enthusiasm of the team is infectious.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build a career in Kite and join a fast-growing, employee-owned company where you will have the option to become a shareholder in the business. Kite is a circa £150 million company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a philosophy of working hard and achieving results.

Learning from motivated and highly efficient individuals, you will gain the opportunity to work in a high performing and rewarding environment, within an experienced, friendly, and supportive team.

Please send your CV with an introductory letter to: Adrian Collins, NDC Operations Manager: acollins@kitepackaging.co.uk