Trainee Buyer

Location: Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08-09-2017
Trainee Buyer
We are currently recruiting for a purchasing position based near Penrith.
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £16-£17,000/Annum (Experience Dependent)
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am until 5:30pm
This role would suit somebody who is looking to start a career in Purchasing such as a graduate, or someone that has already been working in a similar position, looking to develop further.
The role:
Working closely with and under supervision from the Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for buying the best quality products at the most competitive prices. Through effective negotiation, networking and dealing with numbers, you will help the company save money and increase profits.
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Negotiate prices and contracts
  • Process payments and invoices
  • Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future
  • Attend meetings
  • Keep check on stock levels

You will need to have:
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • The ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships
  • An excellent standard of numeracy
  • An ability to negotiate
  • The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • A confident and mature approach
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