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Head of Buying

£35,000 per annum
Bingham

Our client is seeking an experience individual to head up the Buying department for a busy industrial suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating pricing and costs and seeking out further reductions in cost
  • Competitor analysis
  • Meeting with suppliers, agreeing pricing and changes
  • Sourcing new products and suppliers
  • Liaising with the sales department on poor suppliers
  • Preparing well-documented request for tender packages and working closely together with all stakeholders in the business.
  • Ensuring the supplier is providing all data required for product setup and ensuring the accurate set up of new suppliers and products on our systems

Skills / Experience / Attributes
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities

  • Experience of buying, product management or vendor management
  • A successful record of controlling and reducing external spend whilst developing a robust supplier base
  • Strong negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of industrial products and DIY/hard goods
  • Previous experience of either B2B / B2C retrial, distance selling or contract based merchandising
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Good time management and organisation
  • Personable and a team player

Please only apply for this position if you can evidence, on your CV, the essential elements of the post.

Should this not be the case, you will only receive an automatically generated email response to your application with no further communication.

Supply Chain Delivery Buyer

£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Kirkby-In-Ashfield

You will be a key member of the Purchasing Department, responsible for maintaining stock levels and managing UK and International suppliers that are primarily supporting the companies’ purchasing function. You're main consideration will be ensuring that products ordered are done so OTIF.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and implement improvement plans, negotiating service level agreements and monitoring performance
  • Maintain and improve reliability and efficiency in line with strategic goals
  • Deliver cost reduction initiatives
  • Source new suppliers
  • Manage annual cost price negotiations with existing suppliers
  • Constantly look for continuous improvement opportunities in line with supply chain best practice, focusing heavily on improving customer satisfaction
  • Negotiate contracts and tenders within a project management atmosphere
  • Continuous review of products, working with suppliers to re-engineer delivering improved designs and costs

Skills / Experience / Attributes
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • At least 3 years’ experience within purchasing (within an FMCG or retail environment would be desirable)
  • Knowledge of purchase ordering procedures and experience of successfully managing multiple accounts (domestic and international)
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Well educated and IT literate
  • Excellent organisation and time management, works well on own initiative
  • Ability to manage priorities and work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Professional, confident and friendly manner

Please only apply for this position if you can evidence, on your CV, the essential elements of the post.

Should this not be the case, you will only receive an automatically generated email response to your application with no further communication.

Sales and Purchasing Co-ordinator

  • £22k - £24k per annum plus bonus

Sales and Purchasing Co-ordinator, Colwick, £22k - £24k per annum plus bonus

Our client is seeking an experienced, self-motivated individual, with a strong knowledge of sales administration to join their small but highly effective team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with customer enquiries
  • Preparation of quotations
  • Generating order acknowledgements and progressing priority orders
  • Providing technical guidance and equipment literature when requested
  • Preparing shipping and import/export documents and obtaining freight quotes from carriers
  • Raising invoices in multiple currencies
  • Purchasing parts & services
  • Maintaining stock figures and data using Sage Line 50

Skills/Experience/Attributes

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Sales Administration experience in a similar role is essential
  • Educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent) and degree preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/assembly environment and shipping of goods
  • Good all round knowledge of import/ export procedures
  • Strong IT skills with experience of Sage Line 50
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy
  • Able to work as part of a small team in a demanding and work intensive environment
  • Versatile and flexible
  • A confident and professional telephone manner
  • Positive, "can do" attitude and capable of learning new skills

Please only apply for this position if you can evidence, on your CV, the essential elements of the post.


Should this not be the case, you will only receive an automatically generated email response to your application with no further communication.

Purchasing Assistant (& Goods In)

  • £20 - £24k per annum

 Purchasing Assistant, Colwick, £20-24k per annum


Our client is seeking a professional and well organised individual to assist in all purchasing activities and support the day to day operations of small goods inwards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate the commercial terms of the business with suppliers
  • Source new suppliers
  • Maintain the data on the business system with regards to suppliers and product usage lead times to enable accurate planning
  • Support the purchasing function - receive small goods deliveries and ensure they are logged on SAP
  • Inspect and verify the goods are conforming to delivery note - inspect for quality and ensure quantities are correct
  • Report on any discrepancies or damage to the stock to Store Manager
  • Label stock and maintenance items with stock numbers

Skills/Experience/Responsibilities

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Fork lift truck driving licence is essential
  • Must have experience in a similar role
  • Excellent communication, analytic and numerical skills
  • Qualification in purchasing (or working towards) would be desirable
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Office 2000 and SAP
  • Able to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure

Please only apply for this position if you can evidence, on your CV, the essential elements of the post.

Should this not be the case, you will only receive an automatically generated email response to your application with no further communication.

Purchasing Administrator

Please only apply for this position if you can evidence, on your CV, the essential elements of the post.
Should this not be the case, you will only receive an automatically generated email response to your application with no further communication.


Purchasing Administrator
Sandiacre
£13k - £14k per annum

 

Job purpose:

To keep our busy office running smoothly by providing high-quality administrative support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Booking in goods - both manually and electronically
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Placing orders via EDI/e-mail/fax and online
  • Chasing orders with suppliers
  • Filing
  • General office duties

Skills, Attributes & Experience

  • Confident with Microsoft Office software
  • Previous experience in a similar role is an absolute must!
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Sense of humour!
  • Ability to multitask
  • Interest in learning our products and processes

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