Equipment Buyer - Temp

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in Medway, Kent, the Equipment Buyer - Temp will be tasked with investment purchases, forecasting and top level stock management

Client Details

Our client is a leading provider of products and services to the health care industry. Seeking an Equipment Buyer - Temp to join the team in Medway.


This is a robust and multifaceted role which will test and stretch. Key elements include:

  • Full ownership and responsibility for a portfolio of product of around £10 million situated in several locations throughout the UK
  • Implement Capital Equipment investment purchases taking into account ROI and open order book needs
  • Actively seek best pricing through negotiation and market awareness
  • Negotiate and monitor vendor rebates to ensure most cost effective terms are agreed
  • Ensure cost effective placement of orders to meet service and profit requirements
  • Control Inventory levels across all related branches working closely with operations
  • Ensure stock movements are actioned correctly and inventory accuracy is maintained
  • Maintain Fill Rate for Stocked lines at or above set goal of 98+%
  • Constantly review and seek improvement to processes and cost saving initiatives


The Equipment Buyer - Temp role will suit someone from a Wholesale/Distribution or FMCG manufacturing background who is passionate about achieving organisational profitability.

Key attributes include:

  • Proven track record of reviewing and suggesting improvements to processes
  • Proven track record of implementing cost savings initiatives
  • Ability to demonstrate a technical mind, understanding specifications and delivering
  • Well-developed Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Financially astute with strong desire to obtain best margin and profit

Job Offer

Attractive package

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