Buyer

Recruiter
Us Consultancy Ltd
Location
Dudley
Posted
14 Sep 2018
Closes
15 Oct 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable individual to join one of the fastest growing packaging companies in the UK and embark on the path toward a successful and rewarding career.

You will join an existing purchasing support function, driving the buying function to support our established and successful sales team, in a fast-moving B2B environment. You will be responsible for the overall purchasing strategy and have responsibility for all aspects of our supply chain management. You will also control the enquiry costing function for our bespoke packaging business, and you will source new products and product lines in our ever-evolving business.

You will need to:

* Preferably hold CIPS qualification or equivalent

* Preferably have knowledge of UK and international purchasing

* Have a demonstrable track record of success within a purchasing role

* Excellent negotiation skills

* Understanding of strategic buying methods and deal making

* Understand the vision of the business and tailor buying strategy to drive this

* Have excellent interpersonal skills, to be a flexible and supportive member of the team

* An ethical approach to business and relationship building

* Be outgoing, positive and have excellent communication skills, particularly on the telephone

* Manage a healthy workload and maintain focus and organisation

* Be able to understand and effectively follow company process and procedure

* A strong desire to improve the supplier/ customer experience

* Demonstrate strong ability with Microsoft Office products, with an emphasis on Excel

* 3 years B2B industry experience in a purchasing or buying/selling role

* Excellent presentation skills

We offer an excellent benefits package:

* 20 days holiday per year rising to 25, plus statutory holidays

* An opportunity to become a shareholder

* An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions

* Death in service benefit

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