Buyer/ Purchaser

To support our company Buying team on a day to day basis. Contacting and building relationships with suppliers obtaining quotes and ensuring timely delivery of products and services where demand dictates. Undertaking full range of procurement activities to support the business.

  • Closing Date:TBC
  • Job Location:Nelson, Head Office

Typical Responsibilties

  • Research the marketplace for suppliers for price comparisons
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers
  • Work to determined time scales
  • Provide feedback to the Requesters (Project Management, Estimating/Design Department & Installation teams)
  • Raise Purchase Orders/Sales Orders
  • Cost control awareness
  • Adhere to Purchasing practices
  • Develop/Manage Analytical Report on cost savings achieved
  • Undertake full range of procurement activities including obtaining supplier prices, negotiation and purchase order placement.
  • Review and develop existing suppliers, negotiate contracts/SLA’s, improve and optimise payment terms and look for long term partnerships with year on year cost improvements

Person Specification

Candidates shall be able to demonstrate the necessary qualifications, experience, skills, and traits to meet the requirements set below. Requirements for the role shall be evidenced on the application form and in the interview process. Please use the following as guidance when completing the further information section of your application form.

Qualifications Essential / Desirable To be identified by
CIPS qualified or working towards Desirable Application
Experience Essential / Desirable To be identified by
An understanding or experience of MRP/ERP Systems inc. SAGE 1000 Desirable Interview / Application
Experience within a fast-paced manufacturing/construction environment Desirable Interview / Application
Proven ability to build strong supplier relationships Desirable Interview / Application
Skills / Abilities Essential / Desirable To be identified by
Excellent customer service skills Essential Interview / Application
Great telephone manner Essential Interview / Application
Excellent oral and written communication skills Essential Interview / Application
Ability to maintain accuracy through data and systems Essential Interview / Application
Able to communicate effectively with staff and suppliers at varying levels Essential Interview
Strong organisational skills Essential Interview
Other Essential / Desirable To be identified by
Strong character, calm under pressure Desirable Interview
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