Buyer

Recruiter
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
Swanley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 May 2019
Closes
28 May 2019
Ref
1158061365
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity to join a market leading company. This is a varied role with responsibility for purchasing goods in line with forecasts, customer demand and optimum stock holding.

Client Details

Our client our market leaders within their industry, manufacturing and supplying consumer goods for the wholesale retail industry. Now seeking a Buyer to join the team!

Description

This is an exciting, varied role whereby the Buyer will take responsibility for purchasing goods in line with forecasts, customer demand and optimum stock holding levels.
  • Direct procurement including the purchase of bought-in products
  • Indirect procurement including the purchase of transport, energy services and facilities
  • Negotiate on the purchase of products and services including price, volume and lead times
  • Review orders, expedite where necessary and update relevant customers both internally and externally
  • Research, conduct market analysis and present new product ranges to managers
  • Maintain the system with accurate product data and ensure all orders are listed
  • Create and maintain supplier files, price lists, delivery records and supplier performance reviews
  • Ensure all suppliers are compliant in regards to BRC and quality
  • Resolve and where necessary escalate any quality, service or pricing queries
  • Attend trade fairs as requested both UK and internationally

Profile

As a Buyer you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience working within a Buying or Purchasing environment
  • Experience dealing with overseas suppliers
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Strong communication skills at all levels - Internally and externally

Job Offer
  • Competitive annual salary
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance

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