Meet The Team - Intamarque Buyer

14 May 2021
In this weeks Meet the Team feature we talk to Vicky, one of the buyers here at Intamarque.  Vicky has worked with the company for over 7 years. We find out what Vicky loves most about her job at Intamarque and what it was that put her off becoming a vet.

What is your job role at Intamarque?
I am one of the Buyers at Intamarque, in particular looking after Ambient & Confectionary products and a few Health & Beauty lines. I am responsible for making sure our core product range is in stock and helping source new products to meet our customers’ expectations. I work very closely with other departments to ensure smooth transactions to deliver the best possible service to our customers.
Tell us about a typical day in your job and has this been impacted by the pandemic?
A typical day for me is communicating with my suppliers to discuss current promotional activity and other ad-hoc opportunities. As well as this I manage current purchase orders and review current stock holdings. I also work very closely with our Sales Team advising them of current offers, new products and discussing repeat opportunities for their customers.

During 2020 I was on Maternity leave so I haven’t had to deal with the impact of the pandemic like the rest of my team have. The buying department have worked so hard, it must have been difficult to adapt to this, but they have done an amazing job. Since returning to the Office I have adapted to the current ways of working along with the virtual meetings via Zoom/Teams which is a new thing for me, but I enjoy it.

What do you love most about your job?
That no day is ever the same! I love how varied my job is and the new opportunities that arise. I love how fast paced my role is, it is very exciting. I work with an amazing team, and have been with Intamarque for 7 years. I have loved watching the company grow year on year and I am proud that I have contributed to the success of the business.

What’s important to you when selecting brands/products to purchase?
When selecting brands to purchase it is very important to keep an eye on the availability and price points currently available in the market. Everyone loves a saving so we try to achieve the very best price for our customers. I also enjoy reading reviews and watching online content of new launches of Health, Beauty and Ambient lines that could potentially become part of our product portfolio.

Why should a prospective supplier choose Intamarque?
At Intamarque we are very passionate about what we do. We are a very approachable and friendly team who aim to offer the best service to our customers.

We do the same with our suppliers, we are committed to building strong, lasting relationships and growing the business year on year.

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually wanted to be a Vet when I was younger, as I love animals. But then I found out that the first lesson at college would be creepy crawlies and arachnids that I quickly decided against this!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
As a new mum I love spending my free time with my little boy, watching him grow and trying to understand what the babbles mean! I also enjoy long walks and listening to music (when I don’t have to watch Cbeebies of course.)

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