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£35,000 to £40,000

A Buyer is required to join our client, a market leading manufacturer in Hemel Hempstead. Permanent role paying £35-£40K, with benefits, including CIPS training. Office based 4 days p/w, 1 flexi day.

Our client design and manufacture bespoke solutions for major retail brands. Based within the Procurement team of the broader Supply Chain function, this offers an excellent opportunity for a Buyer to join a global, market leading organisation who can offer long term career development including CIPS training.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyse MRP requisitions, place purchase orders across all procurement categories.
  • Optimise levels of stockholding and inventory to minimise losses.
  • Collaborate with key suppliers, identify and report areas of concern and benchmark success
  • Build and maintain partnerships with the global supply chain team both overseas and in the UK
  • Ensure that inbound shipments from global suppliers meet SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager by compiling and analysing RFQ
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Managers ensuring that all aspects of supply, inventory and policy are discussed and agreed.
  • Work closely to support customers, designers and engineers to source new products to remain at the forefront of industry innovation.
  • Represent the procurement department and company by attending meetings internally and externally
  • Support and participate in purchasing projects


Whom we are looking for:

  • Existing purchasing, procurement or buying career successes is essential.
  • Ideally your buying history will have been based within a manufacturing organisation
  • Understanding of warehouse, production and inventory processes is desirable.
  • Demonstrable evidence of buying, ideally from the Far East
  • Ability to utilise effective negotiation and persuasion skills is essential.
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience of working and developing MRP systems.
  • Ability to work within with stakeholders at all levels including suppliers and clients.
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis
  • Overseas applicants and / or those requiring Visa sponsorship are not suitable.


What’s on offer:

Permanent role, Salary in the region of £35-£40k, pension, CIPS training.