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Junior Buyer

Salary £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Sector
Job Ref HQ00047714
Published 26 days ago

Job Description

The business: A leading manufacturer with a turnover of circa £75million who have been established for 50+ years. With a successful team who have a low turnover of staff, this position is available due to retirement, and as such you will be joining a team in a business that offers longevity and stability.

The role: The successful Junior Buyer will be part of the team responsible for sourcing a range of components from a world-wide supply base. You'll work in partnership with the Senior Buyer and will receive constant on-the-job training and guidance.

Key responsibilities: You will assist with sourcing new suppliers, managing supplier relationships, negotiating contracts / pricing, ensuring current and future supplier performance meets expectations and identify, develop and deliver effecting commodity strategies. As your experience grows, so will your ownership and responsibility; this role will expand over time and allow the successful candidate to develop.

The ideal candidate: To be successful in this role, you will need experience in a similar position, ideally within a manufacturing / engineering business and you must have had exposure to suppliers and be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders well. A confident negotiation style is required, as are strong numerical, verbal and written skills; you must be proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel). A relevant business studies, supply chain or procurement qualification and the intention to study CIPS would be advantageous.

The application process: If successful in your application you will be required to meet me for a face to face interview before being submitted to our client. Interviews are likely to take place mid-October.


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