£35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
8 months ago
Buyer - £35,000 - £55,000
Reporting into the Head of buying you will be responsible for:
Responsible for sourcing and purchasing of new and existing products.
Negotiate excellent prices whilst maintaining high quality levels.
Liaise with international suppliers and internal departments.
Ensure appropriate stock levels are purchased.
Conduct range reviews to improve and expand upon the categories
The ideal candidate will be competent in prioritising and working with little supervision. They will be self-motivated and trustworthy.
To source and purchase new and existing products, matching the criteria set by the business
Monitor and evaluate with reference to financial reports the success of products and ranges and offering short term and long term changes to improve sales
Evaluate and recommend suitable sources of supply and strategically identify and eradicate weak suppliers
Continually assess the performance of approved suppliers to ensure contracts meet and exceed the business objectives of cost, quality and service
Strategically drive the range review calendar and passionately drive change
Ideally to have an understanding within the hand and power tools market
Ensure the company objectives of introducing a given quantity of new products for each new catalogue are met
Work cohesively with the Supply Chain facilitating timely deliveries and maintenance of adequate stock levels
To liaise with the 'Quality Assurance' Technician regarding new & resource products. Ensure that products meet both legal and internal standards
Ensure resourcing is completed in an effective and timely manner
Ensure artwork forms are completed in a timely and correct manner
Ensure all procedural practices are followed to create safe products which the business can be proud of
Continuous process improvement, always look at ways to buy better
Communication - strong written and verbal communication required to create clear product road maps and ranges with clear spoken justifications for why products / ranges must be driven forward
Travel will be required for attending Trade Shows and Fairs both in the UK and around the world
Working closely with a merchandiser based in Shanghai to ensure current suppliers are performing and help sourcing new product
Technically minded with a genuine interest in the companies product.
To be confident communicating at all levels
Excellent analytical and organisational skills
Must possess strong negotiation skills
Effective computer skills, including using spreadsheets and databases.
Work to a daily pattern
A proactive rather than reactive style of working.
Working in a growing organisation and working under pressure to meet strict deadlines
To have a strong commercial understanding
Working knowledge of stock management
Communicating with international suppliers on a regular basis
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to prioritise and adhere to strict deadlines
NVQ in Procurement
Buying from an international market
Training and Development:
Training and development will be available in line with company policy and business requirements Health and Safety: