Junior Buyer

Burton Commercial
£20,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
Our highly prestigious client based in Burton-Upon-Trent is seeking a junior buyer to join their team on a 6 month contract. This role is full-time with working hours of 8:30am-17:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am-16:30pm on a Friday.

Key responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

- Supporting the Purchasing team on developing and delivering category strategies.

- Developing and presenting the savings projects to key stakeholders for their own portfolio of spend and ensuring their timely delivery.

- Working with the appropriate internal stakeholders to compile all the relevant specifications and standards, accommodate trails and obtain technical approvals.

- Conducting price negotiations, tenders and benchmarking exercises in line with departmental and business procedures.

- Conducting regular supplier reviews / audits and addressing any supplier performance issues

- Ensuring the performance targets of the department are met and all business policies are communicated and adhered to.

- Developing supplier catalogues, ensuring contracts and price file data are in place and maintained and all commercially sensitive information is correctly retained.

- Administering and maintaining the vendor approval systems, supplier catalogues and accreditation checks, contracts log, market data tracking, equipment registers, and other associated documents.

- Administering and maintaining the integrity of the purchasing data in SAP (including suppliers, materials and purchase pricing); ensuring best practice rules and internal controls are followed.

- To act as primary interface with Accounts Payable in order to resolve invoice and payment queries in a timely manner.

- To carry out any other tasks as may be deemed necessary that will contribute to the efficiency of the department.

The successful candidate will have a track record in a procurement environment and must be able to demonstrate the following skills:

- Good communication skills with the ability to engage, collaborate and influence

- Good numerical and analytical skills, with a structured and methodical approach

- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask, prioritise workloads and achieve deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail.

- Good knowledge of purchasing processes with the ability to identify and deliver improvement opportunities.

- Strong negotiation skills with proven experience of tendering and cost management.

- IT literacy. Excellent Word & Excel skills are a pre-requisite and a good understanding of SAP (or other ERP packages) is preferable.

Previous experience of working in a strategic purchasing function is preferable but not essential. You will be professional and positive in approach with the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively at all levels within and outside the company.

If you feel like you have the relevant experience for this role waste no time and call Evan on . Alternatively send your CV directly to