Junior Buyer

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GBR Recruitment are working in partnership with a leading innovative market leading business, recruiting for an up-and-coming Graduate / Junior Buyer to join their ever-expanding talented purchasing team, supporting the business across various areas of their impressive category ranges.

Role Description

This is an extremely exciting and challenging purchasing opportunity to join the Buying Team in a rapidly growing business, to help facilitate the constant new product development (NPD) for their existing and prospective new customers, as well as ensuring orders are placed for existing business in a timely effective manner.

The fast-paced environment this client operates in means that this role will develop constantly and quickly offering real career development opportunities, with new challenges arising every day / week within a business which is organically growing.

Role Objective

* Learn the ‘ins and outs’ of a Manufacturing based MRP system to ensure that components are ordered in time for the on-site Factory.

* Process and Manage orders to ensure suppliers are delivering in the correct timeframe OTIF, along with all cost and stock hold requirements being adhered to.

* Sourcing new suppliers and components globally with the support of the NPD Buyer / Senior Buyer.

* Source suppliers that fit within the companies approved criteria for supply, starting from initial Supplier Assessments right through to auditing before supplier approval.

* Prepare and circulate internal management reports (MI).

* Updating and maintaining data on the internal systems, in order to allow the best visibility for the planning and production departments.

* Liaising with the NPD (New Product Development) Team during the development process of a new product ranges to ensure timely delivery to our customers.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

* Degree qualified in a relevant discipline

* Ideally some intern or some commercial purchasing experience (1 year+)

* Strong numeracy skills with the ability to accurately put together costings

* Strong PC skills Excel, purchasing systems etc

* Seeking a career in purchasing

Commutable from: Huntingdon, Cambridge, Yaxley, Peterborough, Corby, Stamford, Oundle, Thrapston, March, Ramsey, Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Spalding, Holbeach, Grantham, Melton Mowbray, Market Deeping, Thrapston, Chatteris, Ely, Yaxley, Kettering, Wellingborough, Rushden, Oakham, Whittlesey, Bourne
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  • Negotiable
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  • CV-93381
  • Permanent
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