Sourcing Buyer

Haywood Knight Associates Limited
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A distribution business in southern Scotland presently has an exciting opportunity for someone to join its Inventory Management team as a Sourcing Buyer. This position has a specific focus on identifying profit opportunities through reviewing existing sources, identifying new suppliers with improved prices and negotiating improved terms that generate benefit for the organisation.

The successful candidate will be a confident user of excel capable of analysing data to identify these opportunities, whilst gaining product knowledge at a faster than average pace. They will be an experienced negotiator capable of demonstrating cost savings against branded products.

Ideally from a Wholesale/Distribution or Retail background, candidates will be passionate about achieving personal objectives with a demonstrable experience of managing inventory and the wider supply chain.

Applicants must be self-motivated with the ability to make confident decisions whilst continually looking for profit opportunities.

Key Attributes;

  • Well-developed Influencing ability
  • Analytical / Logical
  • Results / Profit Orientated
  • Process Driven / Methodical
  • Creative / Innovative
  • Collaborative Nature
  • Professional Communication Style
  • Qualifications

The salary on offer is £25,000 - £27,500; the job's location is commutable from Lockerbie, Dumfries, Gretna & Carlisle. We would also love to hear from any candidates who would consider relocating to this beautiful part of the UK.