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Your new company is a worldwide distributor of technical supplies to a range of industries who are looking to recruit a professional and self-motivated individual to their already fast paced purchasing team. This role is based in Medway, Kent.

Your new role
Your new role as Buyer will be to maintain a high fill rate by ensuring effective replenishment and monitor customer back orders by working in conjunction with colleagues to correct supply chain issues. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service. Ensure cost effective placement of orders on a daily basis to meet service and profit requirements. Actively seek best pricing through negotiation, market awareness and price list management. Ensure that all relevant supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system, working closely with members of the team to ensure all price lists are updated on a timely basis enabling the correct forward buy investment to be made. Ensure Freight costs are managed to optimise costs for the supply chain, working to best practice guidelines as defined by the department lead. Control inventory levels through focused activity on new item management and overstock management to ensure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working capital maximised. Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain. Develop supplier relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance. Develop internal relationships, influencing key internal customers to promote professional purchasing principals across the business ensuring timely communication and problem resolution.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed, you will need to have previous experience in an advanced purchasing role with significant exposure to inventory management, ideally within a wholesale or FMCG environment. The right candidate will have a passion for achieving personal objectives and achieving maximum organisational profitability. A well-developed influencing ability is essential to this role as you will be engaging with several internal and external stakeholders to obtain best outcome for the business. You will need to apply an analytical and methodical approach to your work in order to create innovative solutions which can be utilised collaboratively within the team. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written will be vital to your success.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will receive a competitive salary and 25 days holiday as well as a healthy bonus scheme (performance related). This is a large business with plenty of potential to facilitate professional growth and development for the right candidate.

What you need to do now
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Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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