Team Lead - Buyer
A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented, methodical and focused individual to join a busy technical procurement department based in Crawley. This is a busy and demanding role, and is an exciting career move with endless possibilities that could see the right candidate moving into a senior managerial position very quickly.
We are looking to hear from candidates who can demonstrate the ability to lead a team so people management experience is essential to be considered for this post, as is the ability to review current processes and procedures to ensure that the department is run efficiently and effectively by maintaining inventory levels to support customer sales. Part of your role will be to identify any "grey" areas and come up with suggestions for a resolution to issues that may arise. Constantly be looking for ways in which the business can improve on efficiency and reducing costs, contributing to a motivating atmosphere in order to promote team work and cooperation along with encouraging change and improvement.
This all encompassing hands on role will see you involved with all aspects of buying including generating purchase orders for stock and progressing these to ensure a timely delivery, negotiating the best prices with suppliers, maintaining price lists, conducting stock checks, compiling monthly reports and working with the Technical Director in sourcing products to fulfil customer requirements by obtaining quotes from existing or new suppliers.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Buyer ideally from a technical environment who can confidently lead a team and is committed to providing a high level of service to their customers. Previous experience of working in a distribution environment is advantageous as is possession of the CIPS qualification.
This organisation is embarking on a great deal of change making it a very exciting time to join the business.
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PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.