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Job Title:                       Buyer

Location:                       Winsford, Cheshire or Central London (Additional travel may be required).

Hours of Work:              09:00-17-30 plus additional hours as and when required

Reporting to:                 Head of Procurement and Supply Chain

Relationships:                Responsible for a specific commodity of Goods and/or Services

 

Summary of Role:

The Buyer will be responsible for the processing of Supplier Purchase Orders and the sourcing/ re-sourcing of Goods/Services where required. They are required work closely with the Sales department to identify and optimise the best purchasing routes, utilising the current supply base and go out to market where required.

Main responsibilities and duties:

  • Collaboratively work with Sales to identify best sourcing routes
  • Utilise the current supply base to source Goods/Services in the first instance
  • Go out to market to source Goods/Services where the requirements cannot be met within the current supply base (request for quotes etc.)
  • Qualify any new Suppliers as appropriate
  • Provide quotations to the Sales team to a high standard of accuracy and competency
  • Place Supplier purchase orders in a timely and efficient manner
  • Update system with the initial promised delivery date from the Supplier
  • Identify projects, savings and efficiencies within the allocated commodity
  • Focus on achieving KPIs set by the business and those agreed with your manager
  • Report, present and communicate data to colleagues as and when required
  • Identify projects, savings and efficiencies within the allocated commodity
  • Ensure that day to day processes of the business are followed and remain compliant
  • To undertake additional duties as may be assigned from time to time

Skills/Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships with people at all levels
  • Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Quick thinker, methodical with the ability to multitask and prioritise work
  • You should be someone who has strong written skills
  • Customer care – show ability to listen and understand the client’s needs
  • Ability to work well on your own or as part of a team with the ability to use initiative and problem solve
  • Strong IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

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