Reporting to the Senior Group Buyer, this position will have responsibility for supporting product sourcing decisions within our client's business.
The primary task of this role will be to: Be responsible for ensuring that all materials are approved to meet specification, are within cost parameters and with achievable lead times. In addition, you will be required to negotiate terms with suppliers and support artwork approval processes.
Principle Accountabilities/ Duties & Responsibilities:
Proactively source which allows the development department to develop exciting and innovative products.
Search for new suppliers online and via trade shows
Work closely with the development team, ensuring that all new product requests are dealt with within required time scales.
Regular attendance at product launch meetings and keeping team advised of any new product material issues.
Samples are in on time for customer samples and trials.
Quotes are in on time for costings to be completed.
Communication of accurate and relevant information to other departments.
Ensure that correct specifications are passed to the Technical team for all new product launches. Specifications are checked to see if product meets customer guidelines.
Negotiate prices with suppliers and ensure best terms are sought in line with approved costings
Ordering of new materials
Manage and work closely with other departments in implementing packaging improvement projects as directed by Packaging Department to ensure no delays to implementation.
Skills, Experience, and Personal Attributes:
Well organised with the ability to ‘multi-task’ and prioritise workload in order to achieve tight deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with Key Stakeholders (Internal and External).
High standard of computer literacy i.e Microsoft Office and ERP
Confident, can work on own initiative and has commercial awareness.
Takes responsibility for Personal Development.
High standard of numeracy
Desirable: Educated to Degree level & either a member of, or working towards Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.
As the successful candidate you should be able to demonstrate the capability to negotiate and purchase materials from a range of suppliers.
Some purchasing and buying experience would be an advantage, but not essential as training and development can be provided for the right applicant.
Contact Louise today to apply for this great new opening.