Category Buyer

Recruiter
HEADS Recruitment Limited
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£21000 - £25000/annum
Posted
16 Jun 2017
Closes
16 Jul 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Category Buyer Salary - £21,000-£25,000Hours:Monday-Friday: 6.30am-4pmSaturday 6.30am-11.30am Location – IrlamContract – PermanentMy Client is seeking an experienced Category Buyer to join their business due to continued growth and expansion. The main purpose of this role will be to ensure optimum stock levels are maintained on raw materials and the most favorable cost is achieved when purchasing the raw materialMain Responsibilities will include:
* · To search the market and negotiate the most favourable prices with suppliers for each category product.* · To record and analyse sales data on each category product to facilitate the ordering process* · To place purchase orders for products using the ERP system.* · To undertake a manual count of all products each day, noting the use by date on each product.* · To liaise with suppliers regarding any delivery discrepancies including quality issues * · To communicate with all relevant departments regarding shortages, potential shortages, overstocks and potential overstocks.* · To participate in stock takes* To manage stock levels on each category product and place timely orders with suppliers to ensure a smooth flow of product through the business* · To keep up to date with Global Markets
Competencies and Personal Characteristics:
* Strong negotiation skills* Confidential and professional approach* Excellent attention to detail* Ability to plan, prioritise, organise and deliver to agreed deadlines.* Good I.T. skills especially in the use of Excel. Experience in ERP would be a distinct advantage* Ability to work well under pressure* Effective communicator[verbal and written]* Flexible in approach to accommodate business needs including helping out in other areas if required.
Experience Required
* Two years buying experience* Good understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures* Experience in sales and stock analysis and forecasting* Good standard of education* A stable work record* Preferably CIPS qualified (or working towards it)* IT literate, experience of ERP is highly desirable
The Client:My Client is a leading manufacturer within their field who have seen year on year growth. This is an exciting opportunity with progression opportunities for the right candidates.HEADS Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent staff and an employment business for temporary workers. We recruit for roles based in Engineering, Technical, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Office, Logistics and Industrial.View our latest jobs today on our website and follow us on LinkedIn.HEADSH