Graduate Trainee Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Twickenham, London
  • £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus

Bridgewater Resources UK

A market-leading distribution business is looking for a confident and analytical Graduate Trainee Buyer to join their team at their successful and fast-paced flagship location in Twickenham. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to kick-start a successful career with the UK’s leading distributor of branded electrical equipment to trade and industry. With a group turnover exceeding £1.4 billion and an undeniable reputation within the sector, roles within this group are highly sought after by industry professionals.

Role Responsibilities

As a Graduate Trainee Buyer, you will:

  • Join the company’s largest and busiest location in the UK where you will work closely with and be personally mentored by the Business Manager, in addition to working with a team of like-minded, career-focused individuals
  • Be a key part of the business’ procurement team, receive tailored training and be mentored by Senior Buyers within the team
  • Gain insight into various areas of the business including purchasing / buying / procurement, business analysis, supply chain, customer service and sales
  • Liaise with suppliers – building new and existing relationships
  • Negotiate prices and terms of business
  • Assist with planning, analysing and managing stock levels
  • Develop valuable commercial skills that will benefit you for years to come


The package for this graduate buyer role includes:

  • A starting salary of £26,000 – £30,000
  • Your share of the company’s profits in the form of a lucrative uncapped bonus
  • Extensive training on the company, their products and the industry
  • Continuous ‘on the job’ training and professional development
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days paid holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Opportunities to progress and build a successful career


To be successful in this Graduate Trainee Buyer role, you should be:

  • A dynamic graduate with excellent rapport and relationship-building skills
  • Business-oriented and a quick learner
  • Analytical and numerically-minded
  • A confident communicator who is comfortable talking over the phone and interested in learning negotiation skills
  • Able to take the initiative and solve problems

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply today to find out more!


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