Buyer

Location: Gloucester
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: to £38k (DOE) or up to £17.72 per hour.
Consultant's Branch: Gloucester
Reference: BR/01/JP
Contact Name: Jack Pennie
Expiry Date: 2022-06-04

gap Personnel, acting as an employment business, seek to recruit an experienced Buyer for a high growth furniture wholesaler business on a temp 6 month contract. 

Location: Gloucester (GL2) - excellent transport links

Salary: to £38k (DOE) or up to £17.72 per hour. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 0800 - 1700 with a 45 minute lunch break. 

You will be working out of newly renovated, modern offices and will have access to free on-site parking. 

The role explained:

To ensure that product or services are purchased and delivered in the most cost-effective way and delivered on time to meet the business requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Ensuring all allocated work is done accurately and within the required timescales.
  • Manage a group of Suppliers to supply goods or services at the right cost, quality and delivery. Where appropriate develop partnerships with suppliers.
  • Action purchase order file within an agreed service level for the department.
  • Obtain price/delivery from potential suppliers and place orders in line with procedures and system requirements.
  • Recommend alternatives/substitutes where savings in cost or delivery would result.
  • Communicate when delivery will not meet required schedule to the relevant departments and escalate where necessary, ensure that a full understanding of the supplier issue is communicated and that a recommended direction is advised.
  • Working with other departments to ensure that purchasing requirements are met within the required process.
  • Manage the order book to ensure that it is up to date and the required information is correct.
  • Negotiating prices for PO’s at the most cost effective for the business.
  • Resolving delivery issues and escalating when appropriate.
  • Resolving invoice queries.
  • File and keep tidy all your own work and the department in line with 5S principles.
  • To always work accurately and efficiently.
  • To be flexible and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Involvement in Procurement projects as and when required.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities.
  • Developing market knowledge and contacts for new products and services.
  • An awareness and understanding of responsibilities of company procedures.
  • All duties shall be undertaken in compliance with Safety and Environmental Regulations and Company Procedures.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined above you will be expected to carry out any other reasonable activities as required by your line manager.
Experience and Knowledge:
  • 5-10 years relevant experience within a purchasing/procurement environment within a manufacturing/distribution business
  • Excellent communication skills essential, both written and oral.
  • Computer literate - Microsoft Packages, Acumatica ERP system experience advantageous
  • Degree or CIPS qualified preferable, but relevant experience will also be considered.
This role is for immediate start. Interested? Please apply with your CV today or call through to our offices and ask for Jack 
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