Epping, Essex

Our client based in Epping is looking to recruit a Buyer to join their busy team. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience buying finished motorized goods (Tools, compressors, generators, engines) from China.

Duties for the Buyer role will include:
• Reporting into the Purchasing director you will work together to create and implement a robust group procurement process
• Category management of multiple SKUs
• Forecasting requirements and ordering products to meet demands
• Liaising with Operations, Supply Chain, Production, Finance and Marketing teams
• Management of existing supplier relationships to enhance our product quality, competitiveness and lead times
• Review, analyse and negotiate with new suppliers in line with company terms of trade
• Continuously monitoring and evaluating supplier performance
• Analyse current brand ranges and conduct regular range reviews
• Work with our in-house quality control and your purchasing colleagues to ensure all products meet our quality standards and shipped on time to arrive and meet customer expectations

Competencies / Attributes:
• Previous experience in a similar role, ideally within a similar sector
• ‘Hands-on’ self-starter and must have excellent proven influencing and negotiating skills
• Ability to target and deliver significant cost savings
• Strong analytical, tactical and communications skills
• Solid supply chain/ buying experience
• Problem solving, time management, project management and decision-making skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills
• Ability to keep calm under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• CIPS accredited is desirable

• Annual salary review
• Bonus twice yearly
• Company Contribution Pension scheme with Life Assurance
• 20 days holiday
• Daily lunch option
• On-site parking

If you have the relevant skills and experience for this role, please apply with your CV now via this website.

Job Summary

Job Title Buyer
Location Epping,Essex
Job Type Permanent
Salary £45k
Last Updated 27/03/2019
Reference SF44536
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