About the job

Graduate Buyer
Salary £23,500 per annum
Monday – Friday / 09:00 – 17:30

The Candidate

  • Demonstrably strong negotiation and inter-personal skills
  • Degree in Logistics & Supply Chain or similar
  • Good commercial acumen and awareness of financial & budgetary terms
  • Experience using ERP systems, Microsoft Excel and/or web based ordering systems
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • An active team player
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of exceeding personal performance targets
  • Customer oriented


The Role

  • Product planning and procurement
  • Facilitate best value stock procurement maintaining lean inventory levels using business systems
  • Manage reactive workflow from both Sales and Contracts team
  • Negotiating favourable terms and agreements with vendors, partners and service providers
  • Processing purchase orders in accordance with company terms and conditions
  • Establishing relationships with a global supply chain ensuring best value and compliance whilst promoting strong ethical and co-operative values
  • Supply market and product knowledge/pricing for new bids
  • Facilitate sustainable, best value costing and innovative supply solutions for Sale
  • Investigating Repair, Warranty, Manufacturer solutions
  • Work with bid team on stock level and location planning in line with budget and Service constraints
  • Provide and report on KPI’s for the department (purchasing effectiveness, reduced stock valuation etc.)
  • Act on Excess and Obsolete (E&O) stock reports to provide strategies for future minimization and suggest tactical solutions for excess clearance back in to supply chain
  • Other business analysis reporting related to procurement and inventory management as required
  • Product management
  • Work with other functions to manage enterprise product part number database integrity
  • Management of product costing database to improve bid response

Proman acts as an employment agency for permanent staff and an employment business for temporary workers. We recruit for roles based in Engineering, Technical, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Office, Logistics and Industrial.

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