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Buyer

£25k - £27k + Benefits

Buyer

Our client, a leader in their industry is currently looking for a Buyer to join their team on a full time, permanent basis!

  • Full Time
  • Harrogate

Description

Our client, a leader in their industry is currently looking for a Buyer to join their team on a full time, permanent basis!

 

You will be joining the Procurement Department, being part of a fast paced buying team.

Being responsible for the administering and accurate placement of the buying activities within the company. You will be required to negotiate with suppliers on a regular basis.

 

This role can be a great opportunity for you to develop your buying career.

You will have experience of working in a Procurement role, ideally within manufacturing and material planning although this is not essential.

 

Responsibilities:

·       Be eager to benefit from the skills, knowledge and experience of existing members of the department and the business as a whole, thereby improving their own skills and competency levels.

·       Manage a portfolio of suppliers, building collaborative working relationships, negotiating costs and SLA’s in line with business requirements, ensuring materials and parts are correctly sourced in line with required technical specifications.

·       Ensure stock availability whilst maintaining safety stock levels

·       Evaluate, benchmark and make appropriate sourcing and commercial recommendations on both existing and prospective suppliers, to ensure that any risk to the company is minimised

·       Develop product and supplier strategy – including contingency plans for alternative product/supplier sourcing and strategic weaknesses

·       Be eager to share good practice, skills and knowledge with less experienced colleagues to promote an ethos of continuous improvement within the department.

·       Swiftly understands and adapts their current skill level and professional competencies to the unique requirements of the company and this particular industry sector as a whole

·       Be able to multi-task with good time management skills.

·       Work closely with aligned Purchasing assistants to ensure an efficient, seamless and internal customer focused service is delivered to the business.

 

 

To be successful, you must have previous experience. You will have an understanding of contract terms, tendering and understanding currency and commodities, with the ability to be a team player, proactive, energetic with the ability to deliver ‘continuous improvement’ in all aspects of the role.

 

It is essential that you have high levels of accuracy and numeracy, you are proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and that you have excellent organisational and administration skills. Sage 200 experience would be preferable but training can be given.

 

You must have a clean full driving license!

 

In return, our client is offering a salary of £25k – £27k + excellent company benefits!

To apply for this job email your details to emma@emrecruiting.co.uk.