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Buyer

Location: SWINDON, WILTSHIRE Salary: 23000 - 26500 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 3
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: 3112070
A small business located in Swindon are looking for a technical buyer to take on the responsibility of inventory / stock management / ordering and working with suppliers. They offer free parking and an early finish on Friday's. They are also offering support to study for the CIPS qualification. A fabulous opportunity to a candidate wishing to develop their career wtihin buying.

The role will include : 
Manage the buying process for all components and services with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
• Apply sourcing policy, interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets.
• Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
• Manage problems and schedule changes and ensure changes are reflected within the ERP systems
• Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.
• Actively participate in supplier performance reviews.
• Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
• Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
• Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
• Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
• Develop creative and innovative procurement processes, responsibility for managing a just in time stocking of all parts.
• Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
• Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
• Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
• Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
• Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
• Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
• Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements . Processing of purchase orders, matching with purchasing invoice and passing to accounts department for approval for payment.
• Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
• Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues




You will be a self starter and able to muck in with all other aspects of the business as it is a small team. In return you will be offered training for CIPS and an annual bonus.

To apply please apply directly to this advert.




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