Junior Buyer

The Job Shop Recruitment Service SW Ltd
06 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Shop Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Junior Buyer to work alongside the Purchasing department of our client based in Paignton

The role will involve ensuring stock levels are maintained effectively by analysing sales and providing suggested orders in conjunction with the Product Managers.

As a Junior Buyer you will thrive from working at pace and balancing your focus on both the products and the commercials. You will be proactive in supporting the buying team whilst taking on ownership and responsibility.

In this particular role, you will be given real opportunity to demonstrate your commercial acumen and negotiation skills. You will enjoy working in an environment that is ever changing to be able to keep ahead of the competition.

The successful candidate will:

* Have outstanding organisational and administrative skills

* Be able to prioritise work and be flexible

* Demonstrate good time management

* Be able to communicate in person and or writing with people of all levels

* Have good working knowledge of MS Office

The role will also involve

* Budget tracking and analysis

* Speaking with suppliers & arranging delivery of items

* Negotiating quantity / prices with suppliers.

* Raising invoices and purchase orders.

* To contribute to the delivery of the operational objectives of the Purchasing department.

* Provide detailed forecasting sheets

* Revaluation of stock as required

* Review back orders and include into suggested orders

* Process stock transfer

* Chase supplier ETA's and update orders

* Constantly review re-orders levels and ordering patterns

* Setting up new products

* Process all sample requests

* Provide a weekly update to the Purchasing Manager

* Arrange new supplier set up, including all documentation

Essential Skills & Experience

• Previous experience within a similar role is essential
• Advanced Excel skills required as working with spreadsheets
• Attention to detail is a must
• Able to work in a pressurised fast paced environment
• Experience of IT or electrical goods would be an advantage


* Good administrative skills, self-motivated and ability to work to deadlines; and appreciates the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

* Ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment.

* Experience of working in an buying/admin setting for a minimum of 1 year

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