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< Back to news 03 January, 2009

Promotions within the Beacon Buying Team

Three of Beacon`s Assistant Buyers have been promoted to Junior Buyers
Three of Beacon’s Assistant Buyers, Jessica Hennell – Utilities & Services, Emma Warrington – Food & Beverages and Corbett Phillips – Beacon Commercial & Key Accounts, have been promoted to Junior Buyers.

This further enhances the Buying function, as all three will continue to perform their Assistant Buyer roles within their current product areas, but in addition they will take more responsibility for negotiations and ongoing account development for a selected number of suppliers, as well as:
  • Being a source of commercial support within their product area for members and suppliers


  • Responsibility for allocated Supplier/Manufacturer accounts to secure the best terms and prices for members


  • Escalating member queries with nominated suppliers


  • Negotiation and collation of offers for ‘the Force’ mailer


  • Statistical analysis to ensure the right products are provided for members and that the pricing is competitive.