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Assistant Buyer

ReferenceHQ00049985_541515
RecruiterMacildowie
Industry SectorOther
Salary£22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Benefitsbenefits
Town/CityBlaby
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted13 February 2018

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Macildowie is pleased to be recruiting an Assistant Buyer for a well-known organisation based in Leicestershire. This is an exciting role for a commercially astute individual to develop their career. With a strong support network, you'll be able to utilise your current skillset and also gain further experience in negotiation and be given the chance to build positive working relationships with suppliers, customers, and colleagues.

You will be involved in the following:

-> Develop and pursue purchasing opportunities
-> Support the wider team with supplier management, selection, development and performance evaluation
-> Order book management of key suppliers
-> Implement and maintain monitoring procedures to drive improved supplier performance
-> Develop long term, mutually beneficial supplier relationships
-> Seek new sources of supply to reduce cost or improve value add
-> Mitigate any risk associated with suppliers
-> Keep relevant stakeholders updated with any changes in prices, materials or lead times

To be successful in this role, you will have:

-> Purchasing experience in a fast-moving environment (packaging background would be ideal)
-> Experience in sourcing from low cost countries
-> Strong communication skills and the ability to operate across all levels of the business
-> An out-going personality and the ability to work on your own initiative
-> Good system / IT knowledge
-> Drive and ambition; you'll be willing to study your CIPS

This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking business, who offer professional development - it's an opportunity to be part of an experienced team with a supportive attitude. This role will offer a salary of £22,000 - £25,000 based on experience.



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