Interaction Recruitment
15 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client based in Huntingdon is currently looking for a Purchaser/ Estimator to join their team on a full time permanent basis. You will help to source the best products in the best way for the best price possible. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Estimator/ Buyer provides costings/prices for customer enquiries based on own research and historic data; Aiming to create and source the best quality product, at the best price to be delivered at the best time in the best way for the customer and the company; as well as sourcing items for both current and future orders. This position encompasses aspects of both the Purchasing and Sales functions and includes the following:

· Product sourcing (through research)

· Answering and liasing with customers via the sales team

· Creation of sales orders for internal sending/transport of stock

Main duties :

· Resource investigation to focus in on exact requirements from the customer and working hard to source rare products.

· Respond to the Sales team and customer questions in a timely manner

· Specification / description disemination and matching

· Product sourcing

· Establishing and maintaining supplier rapport and relationships

· To obtain supplier quotations / information for the potential purchasing/ manufacture of product

· Liasing with all internal department on various issues including feasibility of production, transport costs, and product quality.

· Creation of sales costings from purchasing quotations- for use by the sales team to quote the customer

· Place purchase orders as necessary and liaise with both the supplier and the Sales group to ensure that orders are fulfilled as promptly and accurately as possible

· To process supplier responses received by email, phone, fax and letter.

· To ensure that all relevant information required for the processing of an enquiry.

· Organising own workload and time

· Continuous self development and product knowledge learning

Additional duties:

· The identification of potential new suppliers

· To assist in the sourcing of materials for Company catalogue and non-catalogue products.

· To develop and improve relationships between the Company and existing or potential suppliers.

· To be a proactive member of the Purchasing Group.

· To investigate, efficiently respond to, and record any issues arising with suppliers.

· To identify new opportunities through existing and potential suppliers.

· To note up-to-date information on current suppliers and their pricing/delivery policies

If you have the skills and experience listed above please send your CV to