Oakland Recruitment
£26,000 per annum
30 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

International Buyer - Newcastle under Lyme

Responsible for identifying overseas suppliers and sourcing product and materials for the product range your key duties would involve:

  • Identifying new overseas sources whilst working closely with colleagues to ensure continuity of supply with existing UK suppliers.
  • Negotiating and managing overseas suppliers with particular regard to cost, lead time and quality.
  • To plan that purchases are made in the most cost effective way, whilst monitoring stocks without affecting sales.
  • Continuously benchmarking against alternative suppliers (Globally) to avoid single source situations.
  • Planning requirements, taking into consideration shipping times and import procedures.
  • Monitoring currency exchange rates and the effect this will have on purchases.
  • Travelling overseas to audit and negotiate with our foreign supply chain.
  • Results / progress will be made available and kept up to date so reports are clear and concise. This will be presented using Microsoft Excel & Word, incorporating graphical information and factual data

Skills and Experience:

  • International buying experience within a manufacturing industry.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Competent IT user including MS Office - training on our bespoke planning (ERP/MRP) systems will be provided.

The successful candidate must be available to travel abroad when required for the role.

Working Arrangements and Rewards:

  • 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.
  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus 6 bank and 2 public holidays.
  • Competitive market salary.
  • Free car parking.

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