Salary: Up to £18k per annum
Hours: Full time
Benefits: 20 days holiday + bank holidays, Pension scheme
Location: Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4
Our client is a family run, leading European sanitary equipment specialist offering the renowned brands Celmac and Macdee. The innovatively designed and manufactured product range includes toilet seats, flushing mechanisms, cisterns, connectors, frames, wet rooms and wastes.
Due to continued success they are looking to recruit an assistant/junior buyer to support the Purchasing Manager on day to day tasks, you will report to the Purchasing Manager and his/her key focus of this role is to drive savings through strategic planning & helping to deliver working capital targets.
Responsible for negotiating indirect costs and assist Buyer with finalising contracts
Obtain quotations for goods and services
Evaluate indirect vendors and monitor their performance
Monitor contract progress, cost adherence and effectiveness
Contribute to the development of operational efficiencies
Create and maintain effective professional relationships with vendors and other external/internal parties
Identify key areas for purchase price improvements
Escalate problems to a higher authority when necessary
Build and maintain vendor database in the company’s IT system
Undertake any reasonable request of the company
Manage orders and requisition forms for all indirect purchases within the company
Assist Buyer to update the Group Supply Books in the current IT system and distribute any changes
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal applicant will have the relevant experience in a similar sector.
Minimum of 2 years successful practical buying experience
Minimum of 5 ‘GCSE’ passes at C grade or above (to include Mathematics & English)
Ideally working towards Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems is a benefit
Computer literate with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.)
Buying experience within a manufacturing environment is beneficial
Be a highly motivated individual
Strong analytical skills
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers
Adopts a “can do” attitude
A team player with excellent relationship and communication skills
Ability to schedule work on a daily basis and prioritize effectively
Ability to use initiative and work effectively under pressure and to deadlines
If you feel you are the ideal candidate APPLY today!
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