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Job Ref: 6977

Job Type: PERM

Location: Stockport

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

Date Posted: 15-03-2021

Category: Logistics/ Supply Chain

Alexander Hancock

Our client is looking to recruit a Buyer with experience of dealing with the Far East; and to take responsibility to manage the end to end buying process, negotiating and assessing products and suppliers to realise commercially viable solutions and practices to maximise profits within agreed timescales

Experience of this particular product is not essential, but purchasing from China etc is essential;

Role and Responsibilities for the position of Buyer

  • Attending daily procurement update meetings to communicate what deliveries are due
  • Assessment and sourcing of high quality products and supplies
  • Management of supply chain to minimise exposure to risk
  • Supplier conformance through managing and monitoring the supply of materials against requirements and quality standards
  • Understanding the impact on operations and minimising re-work at point of receipt
  • Monitor invoicing procedures, highlighting variances and discrepancies in conjunction with the Accounts Team
  • Negotiation of material costs, payments terms and carriage, optimising cost and quality
  • Record and update relevant documents, systems and registers with accurate product information and data
  • Ensuring Primary and Secondary suppliers in place for all lines
  • Good understanding of the marketplace, in particular competitor performance
  • Regular monitoring of top and bottom performing lines and taking action to maximise benefit respectively

Experience required for the position of Buyer:

  • Good understanding of production processes and impact on purchasing decisions
  • Negotiate fixed price periods with suppliers
  • Identify and deliver cost savings
  • Secure best rates for each commodity and development
  • Accurately report cost changes in line with budget and timescales
  • Deliver buying processes within agreed timescales and targets as determined by the business
  • Monitor material quality and performance of suppliers against agreed standards, providing effective and timely feedback
  • Maintain all data and information on appropriate systems and documentation, accurately and within agreed timescales
  • Experience of managing and negotiating with multiple suppliers
  • Excellent Negotiation / communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good IT skills

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