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Buyer / Purchaser

  • £30000 + Benefits: Pension
  • Honiton, South West,
  • Permanent

The Opportunity:

This is a responsible Buyer role, requiring an experienced commodity Buyer to work within the busy supply chain, managing Suppliers of Products and Services to this engineering business. You will be accountable for ensuring that the right levels of stock are in place, for driving down product cost through effective contract management, and for negotiation purchasing products at the right/best price to protect & increase profit margins. This role could be offered on a full time basis, or potentially 4 days per week if required.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Effectively manage all existing and new suppliers, identify key/strategic suppliers and build close working relationships to ensure Product is high quality, delivered on time at the right price.
  • Identify & effectively on board new suppliers.
  • Maintain & update inventory records for purchased items.
  • Monitor stock levels to ensure we have the correct levels/ mix of stock to maintain our OTIF% to our customers.
  • Accurately forecast and monitor stock value.
  • Coordinate with distribution team to ensure safe & proper storage of all Products.
Preferred Skills:
  • Ideally qualified to a minimum of CIPS Level 3 or able & willing to be trained.
  • The ability to estimate what something should cost.
  • Good IT skills are essential.
  • Excellent, persuasive & positive negotiation skills.
  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to create financial reports & conduct cost analyses.
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures.
Associated Benefits:
Individual Performance Related Bonus up to 2% of salary
Up to 3% matched pension contributions
23 days holiday (rising to 28 with tenure) plus bank holidays
10% membership discount for LED leisure
Working Hours:
8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri
Sarah Lane Permanent Vacancies Manager 01392 423301

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