Junior Buyer

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  • Location:

    Redhill, Surrey

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  • Salary:

    £24000 - £27000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jacob Marshall

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A market leading technology company who are expanding quickly are seeking a Junior Buyer

Role :
Working within the Procurement Department you will play a key role in cost management and the development of core relationships to continuously improve total supply

Responsibilities :
+ Establish and maintain an in-depth knowledge of product categories and product specific regulatory requirements
+ Proactively investigate raw material trends and external factors which may influence costs or supply and develop strategies for optimum efficiency and cost enhancement
+ Communicate procurement strategy in areas of commodity portfolio
+ Communicate effectively and lead discussions across all levels and departments to ensure business requirements are met in full
+ Deliver department objectives as they relate to your area of responsibility
+ Monitor , improve and report on supplier performance levels
+ Support introduction of best practice approaches to procurement activities
+ Ability to cope and manage change

Requirements :
+ Proven procurement and supply chain background within manufacturing
+ Experience of working in and R&D environment
+ Experience of manufacturing logistical costs such as warehousing and shipping
+ Experience of managing sub-contractors and responsibility of commodity spend
+ Excellent negotiation skills
+ Highly numerate , IT literal and analytical
+ Ability to problem solve and make key strategic decisions
+ Strong communication skills
+ Contract awareness - the ability to understand, draft and negotiate procurement contracts
+ Confident , tenacious , credible , creative with good negotiation skills and willing
+ Able to take lead on projects