Buyer

Recruiter
Haywood Knight
Location
Hatfield, Harlow, Welwyn Garden City
Salary
£25000 - £32000/annum
Posted
11 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Haywood Knight are representing a leading international manufacturer who are looking for a confident procurement professional to join their team as a Buyer. As the company supplies predominantly from China, this role will suit someone with excellent attention to detail and negotiation skills, along with experience working with and negotiating with Far East based suppliers. The role:
* Developing negotiation strategies to be implemented by colleagues in China office.* Reaching agreement on preferred commercial terms with colleagues in China office.* Implementing cost-saving initiatives.* Continuously reviewing suppliers performance in regard to KPI’s.* Maintaining strong relations with suppliers.* Ensuring effective communication with internal stakeholders.* Attending business trips twice a year (China).* Ensuring all documentation is accurate and maintained efficiently.* Data analysis
The Candidate:
* Experience within a Procurement/Buying role (2+ years)* Excellent negotiation skills* Work well under pressure and to tight and often conflicting timeframes - particularly in regards to time differences with suppliers* Excellent communication and influencing skills.* Experience negotiating with Far East suppliers.* Driven, motivated and flexible individual* Able to work under pressure* Strong numerical abilities (High grade Maths GCSE/A-Level Maths)* CIPS qualification preferable