Buyer

Posted 22/05/2024 by D R Newitt & Associates

Location:
DN21, Harpswell, Lincolnshire
Salary/Rate:
£27,467 - £29,467/annum

Market Leading Nutraceutical Manufacturer now recruiting... 

PERMANENT ROLE 

BASED HEMSWELL CLIFF, LINCOLNSHIRE 

COMPANY: 

Procurement is defined as; sourcing, negotiating, and buying of goods, materials, and services to meet the company’s operational requirements.  You will be the driving force at the forefront towards ensuring that the Company remains recognised in the marketplace as the benchmark provider of quality vitamins, minerals and supplement products, services, and innovation.

ROLE:

As a Buyer, your duties are of paramount importance. You will be accountable for the full end-to-end sourcing and supply process.  You will support business stakeholders by leading and executing tendering, negotiating, contracting, and contract management activities.  Significantly, you will ensure that operational needs are met by identifying and leading opportunities to drive performance in supply, cost, quality, innovation, and risk.

Key Responsibilities:
    Identifying the organisations purchasing needs.
    Researching, selecting, and purchasing quality products and materials.
    Building relationships with suppliers and negotiating with them for the best price, quantities, and delivery timescales.
    Processing requisitions and updating management on the status of orders.
    Updating inventory and managing stock levels.
    Arranging transport of goods and tracking orders to ensure timely delivery.
    Understanding the target market and analysing trends in order to make informed buying decisions.
    Monitoring the stock quality and escalating any discrepancies to suppliers and management.
    Analyse consumer buying patterns and predict future trends.
    Regularly review performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels.
    Keep up to date with market trends and react to changes in demand and logistics.
    Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers for future products.
    Understand the basic rules of vendor management, allocation, and price negotiation.
    Liaise with other departments within the organisation to ensure projects are completed.
    When applicable, attend trade fairs, in the UK and overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products.
    Coach, mentor & provide training assistance across the purchasing team.

CANDIDATE:

You will be an enthusiastic and outgoing individual. A Degree would be attractive but is by no means essential. You must have some form of procurement/buying experience even if just for a number of months. You will be commercially astute with excellent negotiating skills. Experience in category management and development of sourcing strategies would be desirable. 

BENEFITS:

• Join the market leaders in the field of full-service nutraceutical supply.
• Work within a diverse team environment.
• Located in Hemswell Cliff, Lincolnshire – commutable from Lincoln, Scunthorpe, 
Grimsby, Gainsborough, & Doncaster areas.
• Non-Contractual Bonuses.
• Company pension & benefit schemes.
• Career development opportunities.
• Free on-site & secure car parking.
• Employee welfare initiatives.
• Loyalty bonus schemes.
• Smarter flexible working opportunities. 
• Free employee refreshments.
• Employee social events.

6-month probation, thereafter, the business can offer up to 2 days hybrid working per week. 

Contracted Hours: 40hrs per week (Monday-to-Friday: 0830-1700hrs).

Type:
Permanent
Contract Length:
N/A
Job Reference:
AD58779
Job ID:
221701532
Applications:
Less than 10

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