Buyer

Recruiter
The Works Staffing Solutions Limited
Location
Poole
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
12 May 2017
Closes
10 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Buyer

Salary: Circa £25,000 per annum

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Location: Poole, Dorset

Our client, global experts in their field, are currently seeking an experienced Buyer to join thier successful team. The Buyer is a key part of the Purchasing and Supply Chain Team.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day procurement and timely delivery of the materials and services needs of our client. Minimising cost and driving cost reduction to enable best practice.

Other main responsibilities will include:

  • The management and development of existing suppliers along with the ability to identify new suppliers of goods and services as dictated by the business needs of the organisation.
  • Working in conjunction with Purchasing Team Leader, manage supplier negotiations
  • To achieve targeted cost savings within the buying element of purchasing
  • Work closely with Account Managers to ensure delivery schedules are met
  • Manage supplier negotiations in line with purchasing strategy
  • Assist in sourcing new suppliers for part demands and increasing inventory portfolio.
  • To assist in the management of supplier performance, identifying and troubleshooting quality and delivery issues.
  • Build relations with existing and new suppliers going forward. Visiting factories and completing risk assessments and audits. Increasing knowledge of industry.
  • Set up Terms & Conditions with key and new suppliers - (negotiate payment terms, delivery terms etc.)
  • To assist in mentoring the Purchasing team including training and development.
  • To identify areas of improvement within the Purchasing department processes to promote more efficient and smarter working.

In order to be successful as a Buyer with our client, you will require:

  • Ideally possess a minimum of 4 years' experience in key areas of purchasing, supplier management and negotiation.
  • CIPS (desirable)
  • Excellent communicator, written and verbal.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to work under own initiative to solve problems.
  • Calm and collective with ability to work under pressure.
  • Confident when dealing with people at all levels both internal and external to the organisation.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential
  • MS Office, Excel, Word, Outlook,
  • Filemaker
  • Web based systems

So if you are looking for a new challenge with a successful employer, then apply today!