Procurement Buyer

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    Competitive Salary

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    Melanie Machin

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    0117 906 5808

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    14 days ago

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Are you a purchasing and procurement professional looking for an opportunity to service some of the largest haulage and scrap metal contracts in the UK? Do you like autonomy to source new suppliers and enjoy working in a standalone role reporting into the Board of Directors?
As Purchasing and Procurement Buyer based in Hereford, you will be working for a family run recycling facility in Herefordshire, with sole responsibility for this function as part of expansion plans. You will be liasing directly with suppliers and contractors to find, negotiate and agree trading terms ensuring products and services are supplied on time at cost effective pricing.
In the main, the categories you will purchasing will include fuel, hiring of plant, contracting haulage and liasing with employment agencies for temporary labour. You will be servicing their national rail haulage and scrap metal contract, ensuring stock of consumables, monitoring supplier performance and maintaining project costs.
We would be keen to hear from applicants with previous purchasing and procurement experience from a smaller organization but with responsibility for large national contracts. Any knowledge of construction, civil or transport terminology would be great although not essential. Excellent IT skills including advanced knowledge of Excel is required with proven skills in negotiation and managing supplier performance effectively.
Salary is negotiable dependent on experience, skills and knowledge. It would be helpful if you have your own transport as supplier meetings may be required off site occasionally.  Working hours are 7.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, free parking, pension and life assurance schemes in place.
Role would suit: Buyer, Category Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Head of Procurement, Head Buyer, Senior Buyer
Commutable from: Hereford, Rotherwas, Ledbury, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Worcester, Leominster, Newent, Gloucester