Buyer

Recruiter
Robert Walters Plc
Location
West Midlands
Salary
£25k - £30k pa
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
A market leading manufacturing business in the West Midlands is looking for a buyer to join their operation. Paying competitive salary and offering training and progression opportunities.

A market leading manufacturing business in the West Midlands is looking for a buyer to join their operation. Paying competitive salary and offering training and progression opportunities.

Buyer Responsibilities:

- Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends
- Maintain excellent knowledge of market and industry developments
- Gather competitor data and review competitor activity
- Manage and develop key strategic relationships with suppliers both in the UK and internationally
- Negotiate product cost and rebates where applicable
- Achieve optimum cost through effective negotiation, supplier management and identification of the most cost effective sourcing routes
- Accountability for indirect contracts
- Develop effective working relationships across all internal departments
- Liaising with shop floor personnel to ensure supply meets demand
- To act as a coach and leader by managing, motivating and developing junior members
- Management appraisals
- Day to day department management

Your Requirements:

- CIPS qualified or Studying towards
- International exposure
- Experience within a manufacturing environment
- Use of an MRP/ERP system
- 5 years Purchasing experience
- Negotiation skills
- Contract Set up
- Fast paced environments
- International Exposure, desirable
- The ability to recognise future trends
- Excellent commercial awareness
- Excellent communication skills
- Confidence and presentation skills
- The ability to make decisions under pressure

This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leading manufacturing business based in the West Midlands. This business can offer you the support and training required to progress within the business.