Curve Group Holdings Ltd
£22000 - £30000/annum
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Buyer
Reporting To: Process Manager - Buying
Location: Birchwood, Warrington

A market leader in the provision of Integrated Stores and Supply Chain Management Solutions for Blue Chip Companies in the UK and Europe, IESA is seeking an experienced Buyer to work in our busy shared services centre based in Warrington. Clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Bentleys, Rolls Royce, Kimberly Clark, British Sugar, Carlsberg to name a few.

The successful candidate will be a key member of a busy transactional buying team for our blue chip customer base.

The role is dynamic and requires the successful candidate to think on their feet.

Role Definition:
Your role will involve a series of daily tasks which will cover stock and non-stock items to be sourced, obtain quotes for new items and amend PIR's (Purchase Information Records). The role will be targeted around sourcing products from our preferred list of vendors, although as part of the quotation process you may need to approach other vendors to get the best price.

You will need to be a self-starter and be able to use your own initiative to help source new products, using various knowledge databases, colleagues, strategic procurement team members and the occasional use of the internet.

Job Description:

* Daily sourcing of various items such MRO, PPE, Motor's, Engineering equipment and more
* Sourcing products from new and existing suppliers and using various tools to aid in this procedure
* Sending RFQ's (Requests for quotes) and RFI's (Request for information)
* Cross functional team working
* Dealing with price variances, lead time issues, plant stoppers (urgent item) and urgent items
* Use of SAP and other interfaces designed for IESA
* Work to various targets
* Communicate with the clients, suppliers and engineers on a daily basis

Competencies Required:
* A good background in buying, possibly at a junior buyer or assistant buyer
* Use Of Excel
* Knowledge of SAP desirable but not essential

*** CIPS Qualified or be working towards CIPS qualification requireed ****

Skills Required:
* Good team player
* Able to work under pressure
* Self-motivated individual work in a high volume turnaround business
* Enthusiastic and energetic
* Quick learner
* Able to use initiative when sourcing products
* Good customer service is paramount