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Buyer (Maternity Cover)

Type of work

permanent full time

Are you looking to join an innovative business that boasts a friendly and community-based culture? If so, we may have an ideal opportunity for you based in Harrogate!

Impression Recruitment are pleased to be searching for a Buyer on behalf of a client who are passionate about having a positive impact in everything they do, for a period of 9-12 months. In order to be successful you’ll need to be experienced in a Buyer / Supply Chain position(s), ideally within a manufacturing setting in order to aid a smooth transition.

As a Buyer your duties will include:

  • Managing a portfolio of suppliers efficiently, developing strategic business relationships.
  • Producing monthly KPI’s and managing score cards to show both savings and improvements within supplier performance.
  • Review spend across the business and report back to the Procurement Manager with proposals for improvements.
  • Managing audit process at suppliers to identify and help to implement improvement plans.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Product Development, Sales, Operations and external suppliers to promote collaboration and best practice.
  • Assist Finance in creating and maintaining product pricing models; maintain ‘Price book’ of supplier quotes, correspondence, purchase orders, etc.
  • Developing robust supply chain to increase dual supply options.

Skills / qualities in order to be successful:

  • A level qualifications or equivalent (preferred).
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of business operations, including finance, accounting, legal, materials management etc.
  • Strong planning, influencing, negotiation & organising skills.
  • Supply chain fundamentals / management.
  • Team player who can collaborate with different departments.
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Financial & commercial awareness.
  • Strong knowledge of systems and processes.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills.

In return as a Buyer you will receive a salary of £26,000 – £30,000 per annum and you’ll join a company that are well-renowned for their ethos of being a people-driven business and one that encourages employees to collaborate and showcase their skills and expertise. If you are interested in this opportunity we’d encourage you to apply today to avoid disappointment!

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£26000 - £30000 PER YEAR

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