Junior Buyer

NTech Consultants LTD
£17000 - £19000/annum
12 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Apprentice Buyer
Salary : £16,000-£18,000
IT, Buyer, Purchasing, Graduate, Apprentice, Customer Facing, Managed Services,

My client, a leading managed service company based in Manchester have an international presence in both private and public sector IT. They are looking to recruit an Apprentice Buyer to ensure the service level to their customers is maximised through a combination of smart and efficient purchasing techniques, at the best possible price.

Key Responsibilities

Develop supplier relationships where possible: ensure suppliers always provide information related to deals and promotions and use this information to negotiate better deals.
To work with the Category Manager in order to achieve desired market share targets and rebate targets.
To negotiate at any opportunity, to maximise margins, ensuring best price
Liaise with sales teams to communicate any issues arising with their orders
Clear and concise interaction with all company departments; notably the sales department
Ensure purchase orders are loaded correctly to enable quick payment of invoices
Ensure all changes to purchase orders are recorded on the system
Liaise with warehouse to ensure any issues can be resolved in a timely fashion
Provide cover for other members of the department as necessary and perform other tasks if requested from time to time by the Category Manager.

Knowledge And Experience

Previous experience of working in a purchasing position preferred but not essential.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Someone with an interest in the IT industry and the willingness to learn
Demonstrate attention to detail, time management and organisational skills
Experience in the IT industry preferable but not essential
Microsoft Office skills preferred; Outlook, Excel, Word.
Personal Attributes

Honest and hardworking
Self-Motivated and proactive
Excellent attention to detail
Willing to learn, take responsibility and show a good work ethic
Able to demonstrate organisational skills
Good interpersonal skills – ability to liaise with personnel at all levels and adapt style accordingly
Capable of multi tasking, efficiently managing time and resources
Have a desire for continuous development and improvement
A receptive, approachable individual who can provide and receive feedback in an effective, impartial manner
Willing to go the extra mile to ensure requirements are met and practices are followed
Able to identify, communicate and resolve issues that may cause risk to others or the company
Passionate about making positive changes and improving themselves